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Fifteen-minute consultation: Decision-making pathway for neonatal vascular access
  1. Elizabeth Osmond,
  2. Nicholas Williams
  1. Neonatal Medicine, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust, Bristol, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Elizabeth Osmond, Neonatal Medicine, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust, Bristol BS2 8EG, UK; elizabeth.osmond{at}googlemail.com

Abstract

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.

  • neonatology
  • resuscitation

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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.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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