The intravenous cannula for newborn infants requiring only intravenous medication: Continuous infusion or intermittent flushing?

Flint, Anndrea and Davies, Mark (2008) The intravenous cannula for newborn infants requiring only intravenous medication: Continuous infusion or intermittent flushing?. Journal of Infusion Nursing, 31 6: 346-349. doi:10.1097/NAN.0b013e31818c0d4a


Author Flint, Anndrea
Davies, Mark
Title The intravenous cannula for newborn infants requiring only intravenous medication: Continuous infusion or intermittent flushing?
Journal name Journal of Infusion Nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1533-1458
1539-0667
Publication date 2008-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/NAN.0b013e31818c0d4a
Volume 31
Issue 6
Start page 346
End page 349
Total pages 4
Place of publication Hagerstown, MD, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Language eng
Subject 11 Medical and Health Sciences
1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
Abstract In August 2003, the practice in the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital neonatal unit changed to the use of intermittent flushing of intravenous cannulas (instead of running a continuous infusion) for infants who only required an intravenous cannula for medications. In this historical cohort comparison study, the authors determined that the duration of cannula use and the numbers of cannulas needing removal were similar before and after the change. The authors conclude that the use of intermittent flushing for intravenous cannulas is a safe and viable alternative to continuous infusion for well term infants who only require intermittent intravenous antibiotics.
Keyword Cannula
Intravenous
Neonatal
Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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