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Options for intravascular access during resuscitation of adults

11 April 2012

Emergency Nurse


For most emergency care teams, initial intravascular access is performed intravenously, despite the challenges posed by low cardiac output physiology. Intraosseous...

Intraosseous approach to vascular access in adult resuscitation

09 July 2010

Emergency Nurse


Establishing vascular access is vital to maximise resuscitation in critically ill children and adults (LaRocco and Wang 2003), and failure can result in delays in...

Advances in military resuscitation

06 October 2016

Emergency Nurse

Evidence & practice

Trauma is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, in civilian environments and on the battlefield. Trauma-induced haemorrhage is the principal cause of...

Intraosseous access and adults in the emergency department

03 August 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

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