Power Hour Breakout
Tricia Kleidon, RN, BSc(Nursing), GradCert.(Pediatrics), MNursSci(NursePrac)
Nurse Practitioner and Research Fellow
Queensland Children's Hospital
3M () : Speaker's Bureau; Angiodynamics () : Grant/Research Support, Speaker's Bureau; Baxter Healthcare () : Grant/Research Support, Other Financial or Material Support, support with in kind supply of product; Carefusion/BD Medical () : Speaker's Bureau; Centurion Medical Products () : Grant/Research Support; COOK Medical () : Speaker's Bureau; CR Bard Medical () : Consultant, Other Financial or Material Support, support workshop with use of equipment; MSA () : Speaker's Bureau; Vygon: Speaker's Bureau (Status: Terminated --- 1//2019)
Around 50% of children require peripheral venous access, yet the average insertion takes more than 2 attempts and 30 minutes. Let’s explore the options for reducing the number of attempts and the time and resources required to place IV’s.
This presentation will provide a systematic critique and evaluation of the tools, technology and training that need to be a part of daily pediatric peripheral IV insertion practice, towards improvement in patient and health services outcomes. This includes the results of an international survey of tools and escalation pathways for children with difficult venous access; a meta-analysis of randomised trials comparing ultrasound guided peripheral intravenous cannulation with standard technique in patients with difficult venous access; and an overview of the development and implementation of a pediatric ultrasound guided peripheral intravenous cannulation training program for interdisciplinary clinicians.