Intraosseous access an option for rapid vascular access

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Abstract:

In many emergency situations rapid vascular access is a priority, particularly in cases involving haemodynamic compromise. Traditional vascular access through the use of an intravenous cannula, although the preferred first line method, can in certain circumstances have a high rate of failure.

A study by Minville et al (2006) showed that the success rate of first attempt venous cannulation can be as low as 76%. Repeated attempts at venous cannulation in patients with difficult vascular access wastes valuable time which in some situations could prove fatal.

Reference:

Benson, G. (2015) Intraosseous access to the circulatory system: An under-appreciated option for rapid access. Journal of Perioperative Practice. 25(7-8), p.140-3.

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