Chapter 3. Procedures

  1. Kate Thomson MBBS, FRACP General Paediatrician2,3,
  2. Dean Tey MBBS Allergy and Immunology Fellow4 and
  3. Michael Marks MBBS, MPH, MD, FRACP Paediatrician Senior Lecturer5,6
  1. Georgia Paxton MBBS, BMedSci, MPH, FRACP General Paediatrician5 and
  2. Peter Barnett MBBS, FRACP, MSc, FACEM, MSpMed Deputy Director Associate Clinical Professor1

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch3

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Paxton, G. and Barnett, P. (2009) Procedures, in Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition (eds K. Thomson, D. Tey and M. Marks), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Developmental Medicine, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  2. 3

    Emergency Department, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  3. 4

    Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 5

    Department of General Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  5. 6

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Emergency Department, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  2. 5

    Department of General Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405174008

Online ISBN: 9781444308051



  • procedures;
  • fluids and nutrition;
  • accessing central venous catheters;
  • umbilical artery catheterisation;
  • femoral nerve block;
  • tetanus prophylaxis;
  • suprapubic aspiration (SPA)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Venepuncture

  • Intravenous cannula insertion

  • Long line insertion

  • Accessing central venous catheters

  • Umbilical vein catheterisation

  • Umbilical artery catheterisation

  • Arterial puncture

  • Intra-arterial cannula insertion

  • Intraosseous cannula insertion

  • Suprapubic aspiration (SPA)

  • Urethral catheterisation

  • Lumbar puncture

  • Nasogastric tube insertion

  • Gastrostomy tube replacement

  • Tuberculin skin test (intradermal injection)

  • Immunisation

  • Wound management

  • Femoral nerve block

  • Bier's block

  • Digital/proximal nerve block