Podcast #89: Difficult IV Access

5f5fd46b-631b-467d-9aa8-98828e6e5cdaRun Time: 2 minutes

Author: Dr. Dylan Luyten

Educational Pearls:

  • Study looked at that IV catheter secured with Dermabond – studied the rate of failure within 48 hours, rate of dislodgment, rate of infection, rate of phlebitis, and pain.
  • There was statistically significant lower rate of failure and dislodgment by 10% with Dermabond when compared with the control – there was no difference in the rate of pain, phlebitis, or infection.

Link to Podcast:  http://medicalminute.madewithopinion.com/difficult-iv-access/

References:  http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/5/9/e008689.full

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