Feasibility of sternal intraosseous access by emergency medical technician students.

  title={Feasibility of sternal intraosseous access by emergency medical technician students.},
  author={David D. Miller and Guy E Guimond and David P Hostler and Thomas E Platt and Henry E Wang},
  journal={Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors},
  volume={9 1},
OBJECTIVE Emergency medical technician-basic (EMT-B) providers are not trained to establish vascular or intraosseous (IO) access on critically ill patients. This study was conducted to examine the feasibility of training EMT-B students to correctly place a commercial sternal IO infusion device (FAST-1). METHODS Twenty-nine EMT-B students attended a two-hour training session. Subjects were subsequently tested in FAST-1 application using a modified resuscitation mannequin permitting IO needle… CONTINUE READING

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