Airway Management Case

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Discussion
Vascular access, along with airway management is a standard of emergency care, and is an essential part of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in many groups of patients. Peripheral vascular access is the most efficient means of gaining vascular access as it’s induces minimal trauma, is the safest method of gaining access to venous circulation. It may however be difficult in stressful situations and require several attempts despite its widespread usage failure may result in prehospital resuscitation leading to significant time delays (Dubick, 2000). Vascular access is the preferred intravenous route as it allows fluid and drugs to be administered directly into the bloodstream bypassing all barriers (Sanders, 2007). Peripheral access is…the least invasive technique when correctly performed and optimal strategy in managing a patient, however this technique is dependent on the patients age, vein size, adipose tissue and skin pigmentation which is requires significant training and experience (Nolan, 2010). Thus, when standard intravenous access cannot be achieved in emergency situations an alternative technique is needed. The IO introduces medications and fluids via a non-collapsible vein through the tibia bone marrow which feeds through the inter-medullary vessels via
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This route allows all drugs to be introduced via this route when peripheral vascular access is unobtainable decreasing numerous attempts at failed peripheral vascular access. It offers quick and easy insertion with minimal complications; however those highlighted are attributable to insufficient training and the decaying of skills within the context of intraosseous

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