EMLA application exceeding two hours improves pediatric emergency department venipuncture success.


The purpose of this study was to determine whether placing Eutectic Mixture of Local Anesthetics (EMLA) at emergency department (ED) triage improves venipuncture success. Emergency department triage nurses prospectively identified patients aged 0-18 years assessed to have 50% or greater chance of needing venipuncture while in the emergency department… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/TME.0b013e31827f50cb


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