Intravenous line insertion
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This guideline has been produced to ensure a patient centred approach when placing intravenous (IV) lines in children at Starship Hospital.
When asked to do an IV line - first consider
- Does this child need the IV line replaced? Can they be changed from IV to oral or other enteric therapy?
- Is this insertion likely to be difficult?
To prepare for insertion
- Undertake measures to minimise pain and distress (see Procedural Pain Management)
- Ensure you have a nurse available to assist you and you have informed the family of the procedure
- Set up procedure area with necessary equipment
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- Date first published: 13 February 2017
- Date last published: 13 February 2017
- Document type: Clinical Guideline
- Services responsible: General Paediatrics
- Author(s): Vivienne Faithfull, Manuela Sapochnik, Raylene Rao
- Owner: Starship Chief Resident
- Editor: Greg Williams
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