You should be able to:

  • Describe the indications and contraindications to IO access
  • Summarise the complications associated with IO
  • Detail the uses of IO access including investigations from samples and drugs and fluids administered
  • Summarise common sites for insertion in adults and children and describe how to identify them
  • Understand the devices available to obtain intraosseous access and how to select the correct size of needle
  • Perform intraosseous needle insertion
  • Describe the anatomy of long bones relevant to IO access