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Newborn Care Series: Inserting an IV

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Global Health Media Project


This film shows how to insert an IV into the tiny vein of a newborn. It illustrates gathering supplies, finding a good vein, applying a tourniquet, the insertion technique, taping and splinting the IV, and administering medication. 

The mission of Global Health Media Project is to improve health care and health outcomes in resource-poor areas by creating high-quality, practical teaching videos that 'bring to life' basic health care information known to save lives. These videos reflect best practices in low-resource settings and are targeted towards health care workers who regularly practice in these settings or those clinicians with special interest in global health. For more information and resources, and to download the above material, please visit​

Last reviewed: April 18, 2017.

Topics: Global Health