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Subcutaneous Rehydration

Pediatric Emergency Playbook

Well, it turns out, what is old is new again. The idea is not to tape on the growing mound itself, because the mound may pull at the anchored skin and set a nuclear chain reaction of annoyance and restlessness – and potentially a failed procedure. A 25-gauge butterfly or 24-gauge angiocatheter works well from an infant to an elder.