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Table 3 Comparison of cannulation attempts and pain score prior

From: A clinical pathway for the management of difficult venous access

  Prior to referral AHCSTa referral p-value
No. of attempts, median (IQR)b 2 (2, 4) 1 (1, 1) < 0.001
Pain score, median (IQR) 7 (5, 9) 2 (1, 3) < 0.001
  1. a AHCST – after-hours clinical support team, b IQR Inter quartile range