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INFORMATION FOR SUBSCRIBERS AND AUTHORS Australasian Lichenology is published twice a year, in January and July. Each subscription is for 10 issues over a five-year period. All mailings outside New Zealand are by first-class air. If you subscribe after the five-year period begins, you will re­ ceive the issues already published in that period (mailed by(More)
Placement of peripheral pediatric intravenous (IV) catheters in infants and children is difficult, even in skilled hands. This large, 2-institution prospective study used real-time independent observations to describe the effect of nurse experience and competence on the length of time and the number of attempts to establish a successful IV placement in the(More)
BACKGROUND Peripheral intravenous (PIV) line placement is a time-consuming procedure performed on the majority of general pediatric inpatients, with significant discomfort to patients. OBJECTIVE To determine parameters of pediatric PIV placement, including success rates, time to success, and factors associated with success. DESIGN Prospective study(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to measure the costs and difficulty in placing peripheral intravenous (IV) catheters in hospitalized children; measures of resource utilization. We measured the costs and difficulty in placing peripheral intravenous (IV) catheters in hospitalized children. This common procedure has implications for the utilization of(More)