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I never do "always".

 

Patients who need an IV get one.

Patients who are being "observed" often don't need one.

Patients who are likely to need IV treatment and in a hurry may well get one, but that's because they need one "just in case" - this surely cannot apply to everyone...
 
> Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 17:07:46 -0600
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> Subject: Re: IV for admitted patients
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> Absolutely not.
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> Christine D. Darr, MD, FAAP
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Radhika Vijayan
> Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2009 4:20 PM
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>  A question to the group.
> Do you always have an IV inserted on patients admitted for observation or hypoxia(based on pulseox) with respiratory issues.
> The pediatric floor at our hospital is insisting on having one(just in case-----)
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> Radhika
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