Effect of intradermal anaesthesia on success rate and pain of intravenous cannulation: a randomized non-blind crossover study

F. Hendry, M. R. Checketts (Lead / Corresponding author), G. A. McLeod

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    Abstract

    Intravenous cannulation is a commonly performed procedure. This study aimed to determine whether the success rate and pain of intravenous cannulation is affected by prior injection of intradermal lidocaine. Intravenous cannulation was performed twice in 45 healthy volunteers. Intradermal lidocaine was administered prior to one of these cannulations. The outcome measures were success or failure of cannulation, and pain of cannulation, measured with a 100 mm visual analogue pain scale. The success rate of intravenous cannulation with and without prior intradermal lidocaine was 54% and 76%, respectively. The difference was 22.0% (95% CI 1.5-27.8%; P = 0.03). Log-linear analysis for three-way interaction between the variables (outcome, vascular condition and use of lidocaine) showed a significant influence of vascular condition on outcome (G(2) 24.6, P
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)210-213
    Number of pages4
    JournalScottish Medical Journal
    Volume56
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

    Keywords

    • Adolescent
    • Adult
    • Anesthesia, Local
    • Anesthetics, Local
    • Catheterization, Peripheral
    • Cross-over studies
    • Female
    • Humans
    • Lidocaine
    • Linear models
    • Male
    • Pain
    • Pain measurement
    • Young adult

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