<< Vascular Access in Pediatric Patients in the Emergency Department: Types of Access, Indications, and Complications


The ability to obtain and manage vascular access is a life-saving staple of emergency medical care. PIV access is the most common form of access; however, when peripheral access is difficult to obtain, IO needles, CVCs, and venous cutdown may be necessary in patients who are critically ill. The ease by which PIV access is obtained may be predicted by both patient and staff factors.

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