Newborn infants admitted for neonatal intensive and high dependency care are reliant on intravenous therapy for medications, hydration and nutrition. Adopting a structured approach to gaining neonatal vascular access can improve efficiency and potentially reduce complications. In this article, we discuss an algorithm for decision-making in neonatal vascular access.
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Contributors EO and NW contributed equally to the manuscript.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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