Quick Let’s Get Rid Of The IO Needles

Not so fast. This weeks EMS show focuses on the study suggesting that IO access in cardiac arrest may not be as good as those plain ole boring IV’s.

I had the full show cast on this one and both Dave and Josh provided interesting opinions on this study.

Take a listen below and check out the study and article about it from EMS1 via the links below.

You can read the full study by clicking here. 

Read the article over at EMS1.com on this IO IV debate. 

EMS Drug Administration Routes

There are various routes paramedics and EMS providers can give drugs in the field. It’s important to remember what is available to you as an EMS professional and what your local EMS protocols allow. We know the whole “Right medication, right dose, right patient, right time, and right route”…. Right?