What is the role of intraosseous administration of medications in the treatment of organophosphate (OP) toxicity?

Updated: Sep 22, 2018
  • Author: Kenneth D Katz, MD, FAAEM, ABMT; Chief Editor: Sage W Wiener, MD  more...
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Intraosseous administration has been found as effective as intravenous infusion for rapid delivery of atropine and midazolam into the bloodstream, in studies in pigs. Unlike intravenous administration, intraosseous administration can be conveniently performed by rescuers wearing personal protective equipment to prevent contamination. [19, 20]


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