Difficult Pediatric IV Access in Low-Resource Settings

Difficult Pediatric IV Access in Low-Resource Settings

University of California San Francisco (UCSF) 2023

IV Cannulation is amongst the most common procedures our paediatric population will encounter, and it can be a daunting and challenging prospect for both staff and child.Outlined in this presentation is some background around the how and why this procedure can be difficult, and some helpful tips and tricks on how we can improve our success rate in a safe and calm manner.

Presented by:

Gregory Leeb MD, FANZCA

Dr. Greg Leeb is the current Global Health Equity Fellow at University of California, San Francisco. He underwent his training in Anaesthesia in Western Australia. He then moved to Darwin, Northern Territory to undergo a fellowship in Retrieval Medicine and at Royal Darwin Hospital where he continued work as a consultant before heading to South Africa to undergo a Paediatric Fellowship at the Red Cross War Memorial Hospital, Cape Town. Greg is currently undergoing a Master’s of Public Health through King’s College, London to further explore his passion in improving equitable access to healthcare in both local and global settings with a special interest in Paediatric Anaesthesia. .