J Pediatr Intensive Care 2024; 13(01): 095-099
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1736551
Original Article

Evaluating Effectiveness of the Use of an Extremity Stabilization Device for Vascular Access Procedures in Pediatrics

1   Department of Nursing, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
Roger Rholdon
1   Department of Nursing, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
Ansley Bienvenu
2   SafeBoard™ Device, Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
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The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of SafeBoard, a Food and Drug Administration–approved extremity stabilization device, as an assistive method in performing peripherally inserted central catheter procedures on children 0 to 3 years of age. This is a retrospective chart review (n = 59) of vascular access procedures where SafeBoard was utilized (n = 32) in comparison to those procedures which utilized a traditional approach to placement (n = 27). Statistical analysis demonstrated significant effect on length of procedure time, number of personnel needed for procedure, and success of placement when SafeBoard was utilized. Obtaining vascular access in pediatrics can be a challenging endeavor. Most young pediatric patients require procedural sedation and/or assistive personnel as a “holder” for successful vascular access placement to occur. An alternative option for extremity stabilization may provide improved workflow and improved placement success, which in turn may positively affect workflow.


Eingereicht: 12. August 2021

Angenommen: 16. September 2021

Artikel online veröffentlicht:
25. Oktober 2021

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