Use of Intraosseous Devices in Trauma
A recent survey of trauma practitioners in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand found that intraosseous (IO) devices are readily available and that most physicians are trained in device placement. Most of the physicians surveyed felt comfortable using an IO device in the resuscitation of adult trauma patients and would do so for indications broader than current guidelines.
The research was performed by investigators from McMaster University (Hamilton, ON), the University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB), Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS), the Alfred Hospital (Melbourne, Australia) and Trauma Nova Scotia.
The study was published in the Canadian Journal of Surgery.
Posted January 16, 2017