Can a person with a shunt use both arms?
However, if both extremities are excluded due to shunts, available IV access is a huge challenge. — Peggy Guin, PhD, ARNP, Gainesville, Fla. It is acceptable to use the arm with the nonfunctioning AV fistula for IV access. However, care must be taken not to use the specific vein that is occluded (typically, the cephalic or basilic vein).
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