MYTH BUSTER: In critically ill patients, with hemodynamic instability, vasopressor infusion through a proximal PIV (antecubital fossa or external jugular vein), for <4hours of duration is unlikely to result in tissue injury and will reduce the time it takes to achieve hemodynamic stability.
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Mythbuster: Administration of Vasopressors Through Peripheral Intravenous Access - R.E.B.E.L. EM - Emergency Medicine Blog
In a truly hypotensive, critically ill patient the use of a PIV to administer vasopressors will allow the medication to stabilize the patient sooner and reduce the time to hemodynamic stability.
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