Appropriateness of intravenous cannulation by paramedics: a London study.

@article{Snooks2000AppropriatenessOI,
  title={Appropriateness of intravenous cannulation by paramedics: a London study.},
  author={Helen Snooks and Mathew Halter and S Lees-Mlanga and Kristi L. Koenig and Karen A. Miller},
  journal={Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors},
  year={2000},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={156-63}
}
INTRODUCTION The number of patients undergoing intravenous (IV) cannulation by paramedics has increased dramatically over recent years in the UK. Treatment protocols for cannulation in the field are loosely defined. Variation in practice may lead to patients' receiving differential treatment according to customary practice, rather than according to their clinical conditions. OBJECTIVES To explore variations in practice and assess level of appropriatenesss of IV cannulation by London Ambulance… CONTINUE READING

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