Intraosseous Vascular Access in Disasters and Mass Casualty Events A Review of the Literature
Burgert, J.M. (2016). Intraosseous Vascular Access in Disasters and Mass Casualty Events: A Review of the Literature. (Abstract only.) American Journal of Disaster Medicine. 11(3):149-166. .
The author conducted a literature review to determine the utility of the intraosseous (IO) route compared to other routes for establishing vascular access during mass casualty incidents (MCIs). Among other uses, the IO route appears to be superior to the intramuscular (IM) route for antidote administration during hypovolemic shock.