High-flow sheaths for pediatric fluid resuscitation: A comparison of flow rates with standard pediatric catheters

A. H. Idris, R. J. Melker

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Abstract

We evaluated high-flow intravenous devices designed specifically for fluid resuscitation of infants and children. Fluid flow rates with 4-, 5-, and 6-Fr high-flow sheaths and 18-, 20-, and 22-gauge catheters were measured and compared. Flow rate is significantly faster with the 4-Fr sheath (P < 0.0001) than with the 18-, 20-, or 22-gauge catheter. The high flow rates possible with the sheaths make them ideal for use in patients who require rapid fluid resuscitation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-122
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric emergency care
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1992

Keywords

  • Dehydration
  • Fluid resuscitation
  • Hypovolemic shock
  • Intravenous catheter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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