Successful placement of an adult sternal intraosseous line through burned skin uri icon

abstract

  • Obtaining vascular access can be difficult in the critical adult patient. This can be especially true in a severely burned patient, where the usual insertion site may be involved in the burn injury. We present a case in which a sternal intraosseous line was placed through a full-thickness injury, in a patient in full arrest, who subsequently underwent a successful cardiac resuscitation.

publication date

  • 2003