Intravenous infusion by superficial vein in the neonate.
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State-of-the-art equipment, such as extremly-low-volume controlled infusion pumps and Teflon catheters, has simplified the management of intravenous therapy in the newborn. This article details the proper I.V. insertion procedure for neonates. It also reviews indications for neonatal infusion, preferred insertion sites, types of catheters currently in use, and potential complications relevant to neonatal intravenous care.
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