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Story: CMAJ: Ultrasound or near-infrared vascular imaging to guide peripheral intravenous catheterization in children

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Story: CMAJ: Ultrasound or near-infrared vascular imaging to guide peripheral intravenous catheterization in children

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May 2015: This months Canadian Medical Association Journal features TREKK meningitis content advisor Dr. Sarah Curtis and TREKK Director Dr. Terry Klassen and their study on ultrasound or near-infrared vascular imaging to guide peripheral intravenous catheterization in children.

Background: Peripheral intravenous catheterization in children is challenging, and success rates vary greatly. This pragmatic randomized controlled trial looked to determine whether the use of ultrasound or near-infrared vascular imaging to guide catheterization would be more effective than the standard approach in achieving successful catheter placement on the first attempt.

Click here for more information on this CMAJ article.