Quiz: Are you the master of the infant IV?
Think you know the tips and tricks to make the process go smoothly? Check your knowledge
Even the most seasoned EMS professional may be hesitant when it comes to neonatal calls. No one likes to make a baby cry, which, as a stranger administering medical care, you are likely to do, particularly if the procedure involves a needle, such as an IV.
Placing an infant IV can be an intimidating task. In a recent article, Zachary Tillett, MD, NRP, outlined how providers can become masters at the task. Tillett, who worked as a pediatric critical care paramedic and an ED resident, said that even now, as a resident physician, he "still starts the occasional infant IV."
Learn and share
- Read Tillett's article, "4 steps to owning the infant IV"
- Download a printable, sharable guide to pediatric IV access points
- Take the quiz below, share your score in the comments and challenge your colleagues