The needle is then placed directly on the greater tuberosity.
TechDoc, Thanks for the support and for posting the excellent information! A little pressure and squeeze of the trigger and you will get the sensation of a hot knife going through butter.
Seems his crotch was on the receiving end of a steering column and a good portion of his groin is still in the car. A pharmacokinetic study.
Once you drill through the bone you will get a quick sensation of give and Voila! Steven Dralle on April 20, 2009 8: So be extra careful. To remove the needle simply screw a syringe on the end and pull directly back maintaining a 90 degree angle to the skin.
Does intraosseous equal intravenous? While this is usually the fastest and easiest option it is not always available. I have found the proximal tibia to be more easily accessed.
There are more people at the head of the bed for airway, monitor placement, CPR, etc…. Mil Med.
Two finger breadths below this and in the mid-line should be the greater tuberosity. The IO can basically be used as an IV for medications and lab withdrawals. You have access.
If you can handle an electric drill then you can use an EZ-IO. If any of the above are the case you must look for alternative approaches. He has a passion for helping clinicians learn and for improving the clinical performance of individuals and collectives.
Jason Wagner on April 15, 2009 3: You need access yesterday and no one seems to be able to get it quickly enough.