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Special Issues on Intraosseous Medicine

Susan M. Briggs, MD, MPH, FACS

Abstract


Peripheral intravenous (IV) access can be difficult to achieve in critically ill patients who require vascular access in order to administer life-saving blood products, fluids and medications, especially in disasters and combat casualty care. Intraosseous access (IO) has become the standard of care for all medical emergencies, pre-hospital and hospital, when peripheral IV access cannot be rapidly established, and the techniques have been endorsed by multiple professional medical organizations. Research is rapidly expanding, both in the indications for IO, routes of administration, and clinical outcomes of intraosseous administration. The American Journal of Disaster Medicine is pleased to have the opportunity to publish two Special Issues1 focusing on current intraosseous research studies.


Keywords


Intraosseous access, Peripheral intravenous, combat casualty care, disaster medicine

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References


Special Issues on Intraosseous Medicine. American Journal of Disaster Medicine. 2016; 11(3): 143-218; 11(4): 219-282.


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