Hospital vascular access team use ultrasound to place IV in dehydrated baby hippo

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Two members of the hospital’s vascular team brought ultrasound equipment to the zoo on Friday and put an IV catheter into Fiona” BBC (2017).

The BBC report “When she grew sick and lethargic, the local Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center stepped in to help rehydrate her. “Preemies have very tiny and unstable veins, and even though our vet team was able to get multiple IVs placed, the veins could not sustain the IV and would blow,” said the zoo’s curator of mammals Christina Gorsuch.

“Lucky for us, we’re right next door to a world-class facility with a whole department dedicated to working with difficult veins.” Two members of the hospital’s vascular team brought ultrasound equipment to the zoo on Friday and put an IV catheter into Fiona.”

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