What Is a Cannula? - Definition & Placement


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What is the name of the needle that punctures the vein in an IV cannula?

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1. Which of the following is a common complication of using a nasal cannula?

2. Which of the following is an important safety consideration when using a nasal cannula?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet and associated quiz are tools that let you check your knowledge of cannulas. Different medical terms are addressed on the quiz, which has a multiple-choice format.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can assess your knowledge of the following topics:

  • How often IV cannulas need to be replaced
  • The proper placement of a nasal cannula
  • Type of needle that's used for puncturing the vein in an IV cannula
  • A common complication associated with nasal cannulas

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use acquired knowledge from the lesson to answer a question regarding important safety considerations
  • Information recall - retrieve the information you gained about different types of cannulas
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about using a cannula in a different light

Additional Learning

The interactive lesson, What Is a Cannula? - Definition & Placement, is an effective tool for expanding on your knowledge of this term. Some other topics you can examine in more detail include:

  • Types of cannulas
  • Effectively using a cannula
  • The benefits of using cannulas