Intraosseous infusion

James M. Burgert, Brian T. Gegel, MAJ Michael Loughren, Don Johnson

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Abstract

IO infusion is a useful and underutilized technique for obtaining access to the circulation. The history of safety and effective use of these devices make them essential tools for the anesthesia provider in both children and adults. Medications injected IO are equivalent to IV injected medicines in both onset and bioavailability. The latest generation of IO devices has made the procedure faster, easier and safer than ever before. Clinicians should consider training in the IO infusion technique and using it early in the resuscitation process when immediate IV access is not available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-72
Number of pages12
JournalCurrent Reviews for Nurse Anesthetists
Volume33
Issue number6
StatePublished - Aug 5 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nurse Assisting
  • Medical–Surgical

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