{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} Original Research: Local Anesthesia Before IV Catheterization

Purpose of Activity

To present registered professional nurses with the details of a study done to compare the efficacy of intradermal bacteriostatic normal saline with that of intradermal buffered lidocaine in providing local anesthesia to adult patients prior to IV catheterization.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. discuss the evidence pertinent to local anesthesia for IV catheter insertion.
  2. outline the methodology the authors used for their study of local anesthesia for IV catheter insertion.
  3. summarize the results of the authors' study of local anesthesia for IV catheter insertion.
Price: $24.95


  • ANCC 2.5 CH
  • DC - BON 2.5 CH
  • FL - BON 2.5 CH

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia and Florida #50-1223. Your certificate is valid in all states.
The ANCC's accreditation status of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Department of Continuing Education refers only to its continuing nursing educational activities and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any commercial product.

Test Code: AJN0211B
Published: February 2011
Expires: 3/6/2020
Passing Score: 13/18 (72%)
Authors: Sandra Drozdz Burke PhD, RN, APN-BC, Sonia J. Vercler RN, CGRN, Ra'Net O. Bye BSN, RN, P Corinn Desmond BS, RN, CAPA, Yvonne W. Rees RN, CGRN
Categories: Pain Management