Intraosseous Access 101

  • IO access provides rapid vascular access in a variety of emergency situations.
  • There are several types of IO devices that can be used.
  • The humeral site is generally the least painful and quickest to access
  • All resuscitation and anaesthetic drugs can be given via the IO route.
  • Fluids need to be administered under pressure.
  • All devices need to be monitored and a clear handover given.

 

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