Ultrasonography-guided peripheral intravenous catheter survival in ED patients with difficult access.

  title={Ultrasonography-guided peripheral intravenous catheter survival in ED patients with difficult access.},
  author={James Matthew Dargin and Casey M Rebholz and Robert A Lowenstein and Patricia M. Mitchell and James Feldman},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  volume={28 1},
OBJECTIVES We determined the survival and complications of ultrasonography-guided peripheral intravenous (IV) catheters in emergency department (ED) patients with difficult peripheral access. METHODS This was a prospective, observational study conducted in an academic hospital from April to July of 2007. We included consecutive adult ED patients with difficult access who had ultrasonography-guided peripheral IVs placed. Operators completed data sheets and researchers examined admitted… CONTINUE READING
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