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Adult IO and 4201 Update

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Posted: Friday, August 8, 2008 9:28 AM

July 28, 2008.

Today, the Medical Policy and Care Committee (MPCC) reviewed and discussed intraosseous access (IO) in the adult patient. Their recommendations:

This procedure has been shown to be a useful route of medication and fluid administration when peripheral IV access has been unsuccessful. The MPCC felt changes in the current protocol were warranted based on the most recent research findings.

Please read the memorandum in full as it details where and when it can be used. Additionally, the document details the updates necessary to the Medical Assessment and Management Procedures protocol (4201) to achieve this goal.

Read the memorandum.

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