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You are working in a neonatal unit and are performing cannulation in one of the term babies. After applying the dressing you also routinely apply a splint. You wonder if the splint will improve the functional duration of the cannula.
Structured clinical question
In neonates, term/preterm patients, does application of a splint (intervention) help in improving the functional duration of cannula outcome?
Secondary sources: Cochrane library: no relevant results.
Primary Sources: Databases including Medline, Embase, PubMed and CINHAL were searched to early 2013 using cannula OR cannulation OR IV access OR IV cannula OR peripheral …
Competing interests None.
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