Improving IV Success in Children

I haven’t quite figured why we consistently shortchange children when it comes to IV therapy.  I don’t know if it’s because we’re scared, or intimidated or just plain lazy.  But let’s face it—starting IV’s on little kids is hard!  Their veins aren’t always the most accessible, they like to scream, kick … Continue reading

Narcotics and hypotension, whats the real story?

 In the critical care field, we frequently deal with patients requiring large amounts of opioid narcotics and benzodiazepines for pain management and sedation.  I’m hoping to clear up some ‘false doctrine’ that I’ve seen far to frequently.  So, narcotics and hypotension, what is the real story? Historically, Morphine has been … Continue reading

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