During Paul O’Grady’s Little Heroes, we’re shining a spotlight on the wonderful staff across the hospital who help children get better and fulfil their potential. Caitlin Elliot, a Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Nurse Specialist, featured in episode four and spoke to us about looking after children who need help with their hearts.
This guideline provides guidance on peripheral venous cannulation of children at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
NOTE: We review our guidelines regularly and this guideline is now past its review date. The content of the guideline below may not reflect the most recent evidence based practice. Please use with caution.
The Intravenous (IV) therapy team at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) ensures a high standard of IV therapy throughout the wards by teaching, training, supervising and supporting members of staff in developing their IV therapy skills.
Great Ormond Street Hospital, in association with University College London Institute of Child Health, has a long tradition of evaluating new techniques in assessing children for surgery, gathering an evidence base towards optimising future patient care.