I don’t know who said this, otherwise I would give them credit. However, per The RAGE (The Resuscitationist’s Awesome Guide to Everything) podcast I was listening to today, this was the quote regarding IO access in pediatric resuscitation. From a peds EM doc in Australia, I believe…
(Doctor talking to nurse)
“I am going to have you hold this IO drill. We will do two IV attempts. If those fail and afterwards I don’t immediately grab the IO drill from you and place an IO, I’d like you to place an IO in my leg.”
Don’t forget to use the IO everyone. So easy, so great, so useful. Such a simple way to get everyone to start focusing on the resuscitation as a whole and not just everyone scrambling for access.