Figure 6-3. Palpating the site again.
Figure 6-4. Cleansing the site with an alcohol or povidone-iodine pad.
e. Put on Your Gloves. Cleanliness is the main reason for wearing gloves
when you initiate an IV In battle, you and your casualty may be smeared with dirt,
sand, mud, or blood. The gloves will reduce the chance of various possible infections
resulting from the IV puncture for both you and the casualty. In addition, the gloves
provide protection from casualties infected with as HIV, HBV, or other bloodborne
f. Perform the Venipuncture.
Open the packaging of the catheter/needle unit and remove the unit.
Hold the unit with your dominant hand.
(3) Use your other hand to remove the protective cap from the unit without
contaminating the needle.