Pediatric Peripheral Intravenous Catheter Insertion

Background: Pediatric IV insertion can be difficult and can cause severe distress and anxiety to the children and their families. Objective: The purpose of this project is to determine the best methods, given the evidence, to insert PIVs in children in the least traumatic way. Methods: Used terms like “Pediatric IV,” “Pediatric IV insertion,” and “Pediatric peripheral IV” in google scholar in order to find relevant articles. Review of five articles was done through “Research Gate,” “Science Direct,” “ProQuest,” and “BMC.” Results: The results show that age of the child, difficulty level, previous hospitalization, experience of the nurse, and competence of the nurse all contributed to whether or not there were successful IV insertion rates in children. Implications: The methods determined in the studies may be applicable to clinical agencies for staff. Each pediatric patient is unique and each method to insert a PIV should reflect so.