On the Buckeye Surgeon's blog, https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=2760353953251845523&postID=6887089455401358985 is a discussion about a prisoner that was given a reprieve from his death sentance (lethal injection)because they were unable to get venous access. If that is a problem, why not go the IO route?
My understanding is:
• IO access is a safe and effective route
for accessing the central vascular system
• IO access is similar to central line access and carries
less risk of complications. (At least in theory)
• IO is the first alternative to IV
in adult cardiac arrest patients
Just a thought....