Reply To: PIV start

  • Kimberly Duback

    January 3, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    We utilize Ethyl Choloride spray on patients 3 years and older who require stat labs or PIVs.  We always give patients/families the choice as well and will use LMX if the PIV is not needed stat.  Some patients really like the spray while others do not but we always promote pain management strategies and we like having the options to give to the patients/families, especially if IV starts or labs are needed in a period of time that is not conducive to using a topic cream like LMX. 

    Hope this helps!  Happy New Year!

    Kimberly Duback
    Advocate Children’s Hospital- Oak Lawn
    Oak Lawn, IL
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 01-03-2014 02:54 PM
    From: Amanda Ebbert
    Subject: PIV start

    Does anyone use Ethyl Chloride for PIV starts? Why or why not? Thanks 

    Amanda Ebbert
    Penn State Hershey Medical Center
    Hershey, PA
    United States