It is clear that intraosseous infusion is the new treatment modality of choice in many emergency departments. In fact, it has in some areas become the first choice in vascular access, bypassing the more traditional intravenous access routes. The reasons for this involve many variables, not the least of which are the condition of the patients initial vasculature, obesity, age, or poly trauma producing low pressure and volume whereby vascular access by intraosseous routes makes sense, is easy, affordable, safe and long lasting.
Intraosseous (IO) Infusion has become an accepted standard of care over the last 15 years. From battlefields to ambulances and emergency rooms, the use of IO devices is rapidly increasing.