A doctor will be able to recognize a superficial vein thrombosis based on its appearance. When going for this vein for an iv go below the bend of the arm rather than in the bend.
It courses through both the forearm and arm and contributes to the formation of the axillary vein.
Basilic vein iv. Since the vein is clotted it will feel hard normally veins feel soft. The basilic vein is a large superficial vein of the upper limb that helps drain parts of the hand and forearm. The basilic vein drains into the brachial vein part of the deep venous system which then drains into the axillary vein once it crossed the inferior border of teres major.
The axillary vein now joins the cephalic vein part of the superficial venous system and once this large vein crosses the lateral border of the first rib it is renamed the subclavian under the clavicle vein. This vein runs along the lateral radial aspect of the arm also from the wrist to shoulder and empties into the axillary vein. The veins of this system contain valves within their lumen.
It can accommodate 18g needle for blood transfusion. When you ve already looked everywhere and still can t find the right vein for iv insertion you can try the basilic vein as a last resort. Although the basilic vein is larger the cephalic vein is more superficial and easier to access.
The basilic vein along with the cephalic vein is one of the primary superficial veins that drain the upper limb 1. Forms a y just below the elbow and drains into both the basilic and cephalic veins. A large vein that is frequently overlooked in.
There are two types of svt. Superficial is a term used to classify veins which are close to the surface of the skin. Basilic vein thrombosis also called superficial vein thrombosis svt happens whenever a superficial vein gets a clot.
Basilic vein of the limb to gain access to forms from a confluence of veins on the postero medial aspect of the wrist and passes upward slightly posterior to the ulnar medial border of the forearm but winds round over the ulnar to enter the medial aspect of the antecubital fossa. The basilic vein is a large vein in the upper arm known as a superficial vein. Just make sure that the patient doesn t have contractures paralysis or arthritic joint.
It originates on the medial ulnar side of the dorsal venous network of the hand and travels up the base of the forearm where its course is generally visible through the skin as it travels in the subcutaneous fat and fascia lying superficial to the muscles. This vein is close enough to the skin that for most of its length it is actually visible. This vein comes off the cephalic vein hence its name and is easy to stabilize.
The affected area can become red and painful. It is relatively large so this vein can hold an 18 gauge and easily a 20 or 22 gauge iv. Blood required for diagnostic tests including blood culture and venous blood gas can also be collected at the time of insertion.
This vein extends down below the bend. Peripheral intravenous iv catheters are inserted into small peripheral veins to provide access to administer iv fluids including dextrose and parenteral nutrition medications packed cell and blood product transfusions.