Tibial Intraosseous Insertion in Pediatric Emergency Care: A Review Based Upon Postmortem Computed Tomography.

@article{Harcke2019TibialII,
  title={Tibial Intraosseous Insertion in Pediatric Emergency Care: A Review Based Upon Postmortem Computed Tomography.},
  author={H. Theodore Harcke and Riley N. Curtin and Mary P Harty and Sharon W. Gould and Jennie Vershvovsky and Gary L Collins and Stephen Murphy},
  journal={Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors},
  year={2019},
  pages={
          1-11
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The proximal tibia is a recommended and commonly used site for pediatric emergency intraosseous vascular access (IO). During forensic whole body postmortem computed tomography (PMCT), we evaluated accuracy of emergency placement of tibial IO access. METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of 92 state medical examiner cases to assess presence and placement of tibial IO needles. Insertions were classified as successful (needle tip in the medullary portion of the bone) or… CONTINUE READING