“Intraosseous needle insertion is used as a temporary measure when intravascular access cannot be achieved through peripheral or central venous routes.” Dev et al (2014).
Dev, S.P., Stefan, R.A., Saun, T. and Lee, S. (2014) Videos in clinical medicine. Insertion of an intraosseous needle in adults. The New England Journal of Medicine. 370(24), p.e35.
Intraosseous needle insertion video in clinical practice http://ctt.ec/aT8XS+ @ivteam #ivteam
Intraosseous needle insertion is used as a temporary measure when intravascular access cannot be achieved through peripheral or central venous routes. The intraosseous needle may remain in situ for 72 to 96 hours, but it is best removed within 6 to 12 hours, as soon as an alternative site of intravascular access has been established. The intraosseous route provides fast and reliable vascular access in emergency medical situations. The use of the appropriate technique will ensure that the procedure is performed as safely and effectively as possible.
Other intravenous and vascular access resources that may be of interest (External links – IVTEAM has no responsibility for content).
- Guide for intravenous chemotherapy and associated vascular access devices from Macmillan.
- CancerUK IV chemotherapy information.