Can J Surg 2016 Dec;59(6):374-382
From the Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont. (Engels); Trauma Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS (Erdogan, Green); the Department of Surgery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta. (Widder); the Department of Critical Care Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS (Butler, Kureshi, Green); and the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia (Martin).
: Although used primarily in the pediatric population for decades, the use of intraosseous (IO) devices in the resuscitation of severely injured adult trauma patients has recently become more commonplace. The objective of this study was to determine the experience level, beliefs and attitudes of trauma practitioners in Canada, Australia and New Zealand regarding the use of IO devices in adult trauma patients.Methods
: We administered a web-based survey to all members of 4 national trauma and emergency medicine organizations in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Read More