Increasing ED Use of Jet Injection of Lidocaine for IV-Related Pain Management

Jain et al, Pediatrics, March 2017


BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Venipuncture is a leading cause of procedural pain for children. Jet injection of lidocaine (JIL; J-Tip) has been demonstrated to be effective in controlling intravenous (IV) placement–related pain and, due to its rapid onset, is particularly suited to emergency department (ED) use. Our objective was to increase JIL use with IV placements in our ED from 11% at baseline to 50% within 12 months.

CONCLUSIONS: We sustainably increased JIL use with IV placement. The use of JIL was not associated with a difference in first-attempt IV placement success rates. We are expanding the project to other parts of the institution.