Prospective Observational study of cannulation of Kids in the Emergency (POKIE)

Grant ID: EMTR-150R32-2019-Dunstan

Lay Summary

Paediatric peripheral intravenous cannula (PIVC) insertion is a frequently performed procedure in the emergency department (ED), which can result in significant distress for both the child and caregiver, particularly when there are multiple attempts. Children with difficult intravenous access (DIVA) are generally poorly recognised but several studies have developed prediction tools. Furthermore, the use of ultrasound (US) has been demonstrated to improve the success rate of paediatric DIVA patients when used as an adjunct.

This research will shine a spotlight on current practice in the largest mixed ED in Queensland, which aims to determine factors contributing to paediatric DIVA patients and attitudes towards the use of US to assist first pass success. Furthermore, this background data will lay the foundation to inform an interventional trial using US to improve PIVC practices for children in the ED. Novice researchers in this project will be well supported by a research team with a strong track record of completing projects that can impact patient care


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Amount Awarded
$27,128


Program


Grant Scheme


Status
Active


Principal Investigator:
Dr Lucy Dunstan


Co Investigators:
Dr Peter Snelling
Dr Stuart Watkins
Dr Shane George
Mr Clayton Lam


Supervisor:
Dr Peter Snelling


Associate Investigators:
Ms Amy Sweeny



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