Derivation of the DIVA score: a clinical prediction rule for the identification of children with difficult intravenous access.

@article{Yen2008DerivationOT,
  title={Derivation of the DIVA score: a clinical prediction rule for the identification of children with difficult intravenous access.},
  author={Kenneth Yen and Anne Riegert and Marc H. Gorelick},
  journal={Pediatric emergency care},
  year={2008},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={143-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To develop a clinical prediction rule that would be easy to apply and be useful for predicting success or failure of peripheral intravenous line insertion in children. METHODS This was a prospective cohort study of children aged 0 to 21 years undergoing peripheral intravenous placement by staff nurses in a pediatric emergency department. Information on candidate predictor variables was obtained before attempting intravenous placement, and the outcome was successful on first attempt… CONTINUE READING