Peripheral Venous Access – Inpatient Care

  • Category:

    Pain Treatment - Non-pharmacologic.

  • Age Range:

    Age 0-12m (Infant), Age 01y-11y (Child), Age 12y-18y (Adolescent), Age 18y+ (Young Adult).

  • Tags:

    Comfort, Distraction, IV, Local, Sucrose, Topical, Venous access.

  • Type of Document:

    Nursing Guideline.

  • Type of Pain:

    Acute, Ambulatory, Critical care, General, Palliative, Post-operative.

  • Author:

    Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford, CT, USA

This document is a clinical pathway guideline for peripheral venous access. It includes behavioral recommendations as well as scripting for conversations with patients.