Who gets an US-guided IV?

May 11, 2017

Next on my US-guided IV series: Who gets an IV? (Spoiler alert, this procedure isn't for all patients). 

The patients who should be getting USGIVs should be the following:

  • At least 2 staff members have tried 3 times (total) to get IV using standard techniques.
  • You know they're a difficult stick and you have time
  • You're patient isn't coding (You should be placing the IO)
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