Intraosseous access and adults in the emergency department
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Intraosseous access and adults in the emergency department

Ashleigh Lowther Royal Air Force (RAF) nurse (emergency care), Deployable Aeromedical Response Teams, Tactical Medical Wing, RAF Lyneham, Chippenham, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol

This article examines the use of the intraosseous route for obtaining vascular access in adults. It discusses indications for intraosseous access, the techniques and devices used, and contraindications.

Nursing Standard. 25, 48,35-38. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.08.25.48.35.c8647

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ashbilly2000@yahoo.co.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review