SESSION TITLE: Miscellaneous Critical Care
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Intraosseous access has been successfully used since 1940s. There is proven equivalence in effectiveness of IO access when compared to central and peripheral IV access in multiple observational studies. Despite these data, IO access has fallen out of favor since its initial use. Most medical school and residency program curricula lack training in this procedure which results in its under utilization especially in emergent settings. A study in European journal of medicine demonstrated that with the use of multiple teaching modalities including lectures, videos and workshops, the operator confidence rate of close to 100% can be achieved. Based on these studies we conducted a training workshop for internal medicine residents for obtaining IO access.