The APSF Committee on Technology. APSF Newsletter. 2022;37(1):7–8.
An 18-month-old girl presented to the Emergency Department (ED) after being attacked by a dog and sustaining multiple penetrating injuries to her head and neck. After multiple unsuccessful attempts to establish intravenous access, an intraosseous (IO) line was placed in the patient’s proximal left tibia to facilitate administration of fluids, blood products, vasopressors, and antibiotics. In the operating room, peripheral intravenous (IV) access was eventually obtained after which intraoperative use of the IO line was restricted to a low-rate fluid infusion.
Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2022;79(7): 564-599.
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a serious but preventable medical condition in which blood clots form in the veins.