We're proud to announce that the first paper produced by the students has been published:
Daniel L. Wolfson MD, FACEP, Margaret A. Tandoh MD, FACS, Mohit Jindal MD, Patrick M. Forgione MD, FACS & Valerie S. Harder PhD, MHS (2016): Adult Intraosseous Access by Advanced EMTs: A Statewide Non-Inferiority Study, Prehospital Emergency Care, DOI:10.1080/10903127.2016.1209262
Objective: Intraosseous (IO) access is increasingly being used as an alternative to peripheral intravenous access, which is often difficult or impossible to establish in critically ill patients in the prehospital setting. Until recently, only Paramedics performed adult IO access. In 2014, Vermont Emergency Medical Services (EMS) expanded the Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMTs) scope of practice to include IO access in adult patients. This study compares successful IO access in adults performed by AEMTs compared to Paramedics in the prehospital setting.