The Art and Science of Peripheral IVs

The peripheral IV is the first test of anesthesiology residents. Success means your patient might not guess you are less than 100% confident in your skills. Failure means your patient will stare at you for five minutes as you hold pressure on the blown vein. They might give you another chance…or maybe not.

Thank you to the American Society of Anesthesiologists for publishing the article!

Published by Nabil

Nabil Othman, MD is an anesthesiology resident physician at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. As a Michigan native he advocates calling carbonated, sugary beverages "pop". When he is not an indentured servant in the hospital he enjoys CrossFit, telling everyone he meets about CrossFit, and attempting dangerous hikes in Hawaii with his college roommates.

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