Stuck on Access

Stuck on Access

We all know how hard it can be getting IV access on a pediatric patient.  We’ve all been there– blown IVs and IOs, a tenuous blood pressure… obtaining access on our littlest of patients can cause quite a bit of anxiety.

Thanks to our mentor Dr. Gary Geis, PEM 4 to the Point presents two algorithms for access that can help keep it all straight.  

Access Algorithm for Pediatric Patients

Access Algorithm for Neonates

Method to the Madness

Again, we thank Dr. Gary Geis from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for his expertise in teaching us this great algorithm.

Katie Edmunds is a current Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow interested in creating PEM 4 all those who are given the responsibility of treating the sickest babies wherever they may be.

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