Younger is harder: Pre-hospital IV access success rates in children

This retrospective medical record review investigated peripheral intravenous (IV) access success rates by paramedics in patients aged ≤18 years in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin from 1 January 2003 until 31 May 2011. From 2003 onwards, paramedics recorded IV attempts via an electronic medical record system, and this was used to export data for analysis. Prior to this, written records were used to verify success rates.

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