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cannulate

 [kan´u-lāt]
to introduce a cannula, which may be left in place.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cannulate

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canulate

(kăn′yə-lāt′)
tr.v. cannu·lated, cannu·lating, cannu·lates
To insert a cannula into (a bodily cavity, duct, or vessel), as for the drainage of fluid or the administration of medication.
adj.
Tubular; hollow.

can′nu·la′tion n.
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The HD nurse utilizes the portable ultrasound to cannulate good functioning VA in real time in patients (at least three times in a fistula and three times in a graft):
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* Tortuous access challenging to cannulate (the access should have areas of adequate length to accommodate a one-inch needle, which maximizes the distance between the arterial and venous needles)
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