Intraossesous Vascular Access & Trauma Resuscitaion: Dispelling the Myths

Des Moines, IA US
June 4, 2014


To provide updates in diagnostics and treatment of health care problems affecting Trauma Patients. 

Target Audience

Physicians, nurses, residents and medical students who have experience in the area of trauma.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the challenges faced when dealing with trauma patients when vascular access is difficult or impossible.
  2. Review the history and evolution of Intraossesous (IO) access in pediatric and adult patients.
  3. Discuss the advantages of IO access in the settings of trauma, septic shock, respiratory emergencies, and other scenarios.
  4. Discuss some of the common myths or misconceptions about IO access with regard to pain of insertion, flow rates, efficacy and the ability to use it on alert patients.


Chris Davlantes, MD, FACEP
Medical Director of Clinical Affairs, Vidacare Corporation


Willie McClairen, MD, FACS
Trauma Medical Director, Mercy Medical Center


Speakers/Moderator will disclose to attendees the nature of any financial relationships they have with the commercial firms providing support, as well as the commercial manufacturers of products and/or the providers of services discussed in their presentations.  They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 1.00 AOA Category 1­B
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    06/04/2014 - 7:00am CDT
    Event ends: 
    06/04/2014 - 8:00am CDT
    Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines
    East Tower Conference Room #8
    1111 6th Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50314
    United States

    DO: Des Moines University is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and approves this live activity for 1.0 AOA Category 1-B CME credit(s).

    Available Credit

    • 1.00 AOA Category 1­B


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