Vascular Access: Understanding Intraosseous

16 days ago

Understanding Intraosseous Vascular Access

Course Description

Intraosseous placement provides faster access, less complications and a higher success rate. This course provides information regarding intraosseous access, insertion locations, indications, contraindications, and types of insertion devices to introduce the clinician to the basics of intraosseous access.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe the anatomy and pathophysiology of intraosseous devices
  • Identify the advantages of using intraosseous devices
  • Recognize indications to increase use of intraosseous devices
  • Interpret the need to elevate the comfort level of healthcare team members utilizing the intraosseous devices
  • Analyze examples of intraosseous devices in clinical situations to improve patient outcomes

Course Authors

This course was developed by Jeanne Ferguson, BSN, RN and Paige Horton, MSN, RN and edited by Brenda Kozak, MSN-Ed, RN. Jeanne has 26 years of nursing experience in emergency, ICU and surgical nursing focused on education teaching classroom and clinical for RN programs. Paige has 22 years of clinical experience in nursing and hospital administration and earned her Master of Science in Nursing with a focus on leadership. Brenda has 16 years of clinical experience in nursing and earned her Master of Science in Nursing with a focus on education.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for nurses, EMTs and Clinical Managers.