Clinical Management of Intraosseous Access in Adults in Critical Situations for Health Professionals

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Healthcare (Basel). 2022 Feb 14;10(2):367. doi: 10.3390/healthcare10020367.


There are health professionals who are unaware of the ideal management of the intraosseous route, despite the fact that it has been scientifically considered an alternative to the peripheral venous route when the patient is in critical condition. Thanks to continuous development, there has been a need to provide emergency services with materials that manage to provide satisfactory care, despite the difficulties faced by health personnel.

OBJECTIVES: The objective of this systematic bibliographic review is to update the theoretical and practical knowledge and strategies for the insertion and proper management of the intraosseous route as an emergency vascular access for nursing professionals. Data sources, study eligibility criteria: The search for the articles was carried out in various scientific databases with the help of a search string (January 2015 and May 2021), which combined the keywords and Boolean operators.

STUDY APPRAISAL AND SYNTHESIS METHODS: Eighteen articles were chosen after a review of 1920 database articles, following the application of the inclusion and exclusion criteria.

RESULTS: Intraosseous infusion is an effective and safe technique, which increases patient survival. Therefore, it is of crucial importance that all nursing professionals know how to handle the different intraosseous devices in situations in which it is not possible to achieve immediate peripheral venous access. Conclusions and implications of key findings: It is of great need to have devices or fast and effective alternatives that allow us to develop safe interventions by health professionals.

PMID:35206981 | DOI:10.3390/healthcare10020367

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