Methods of Clinical Decision-Making | Heart Failure | Acute Cardiovascular Problems | Emergency Medicine
Is intraosseous access and drug administration a safe and effective option in adult cardiac arrest? A review of the literature
Janos P Baombe*, Bernard A Foëx
*Corresponding author: Janos P Baombe
Emergency Department, Central Manchester University Hospitals, Manchester Royal Infirmary, , UK
F1000Posters 2011, 2: 202 (poster) [ENGLISH]
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31st International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine ISICEM 2011, 20 - 23 Mar 2011, P290
We reviewed medical literature determining the feasibility and safety of intraosseous access (an underused cannulation method). The Medline database (1950 – week 2 August 2010) and the Embase database (1980 – week 2 August 2010) were searched using the relevant terms.
Conclusion: Based on the reviewed literature, intraosseous access in adults appears to be a fast and reliable method to deliver drugs and fluids during cardiopulmonary resuscitation, providing adequate drug concentrations and desired pharmacological responses. Despite the limited literature, it should probably be considered if other traditional methods for drug and fluid delivery have failed.
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