Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician


Volume 40, Issue 7, July 2011

Adult intraosseous access Experiences in a remote emergency department

Donald A Howarth
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Difficult intravenous access can be a very stressful experience, especially in a remote emergency department. Adult intraosseous access can provide rapid access for fluids and drugs in a critically ill patient in whom intravenous access is difficult or impossible. This article presents two case reports of patients in whom rapid intraosseous access was lifesaving.

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