I am looking for any simple tips that people have to improve procedure success or tolerability in children.
Have a short session at the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine.
A few of the things that I will talk about include;
- selective use of peripheral nerve blocks using US guidance (ulna, posterior tibial, fascia iliaca)
- pain free laceration repair (topical anaesthetic, buffering, psychology)
- use of bubbles for entertainment, focusing attention, clinical examination
- positioning for IVs (the cuddle hold)
- topical anaesthetics (use of, myths associated)
- LP local use or not, positioning, needle choice
Any helpful tips from the Brown PED-EM members would be appreciated.
I will compile and re-distribute if you agree.
Dr David Herd BSc MBChB FRACP
Paediatric Emergency Medicine Specialist
Mater Children's Hospital / Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital
South Brisbane, Queensland
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