Intraosseous access in the obese patient: assessing the need for extended needle length.


BACKGROUND Intraosseous (IO) access can be complicated by obesity. Successful placement of a 25 mm IO needle is unlikely when soft tissue depth exceeds 20 mm. OBJECTIVES The authors examined the relationship between body mass index (BMI), the ability to palpate the tibial tuberosity (TT), and soft tissue depth at recommended IO insertion sites. METHODS… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2016.06.055


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