What is the procedure for making an incision into an artery or vein?
- use scissors/scalpel
- transverse incision is most commonly used
- care should be taken not to cut thru vessel
- longitudianl incisions don't work for sclerotic vessels
- care should be used when raising sclerotic vessas as they break and tear easily
- incision shouldn't pass more than 1/2 way through the vessel
- elevate the vessels on a boner separator or handle of aneurism hook before making cut