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Re: reasons for not using intraosseous access in critical illness
  1. Jon William Barratt
  1. Correspondence to Capt Jon Barratt, 4 Medical Regiment, Normandy Barracks, Aldershot, GU11 2LZ, UK; jon.barratt{at}

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The article by Hallas et al 1 found that the main reasons for not using intraosseous (IO) access were lack of equipment and lack of training.

UK Role One (prehospital care) military clinicians deployed in operations in Afghanistan attend a Battlefield Advanced Trauma Life Support Course2 and a clinical validation exercise as part of predeployment training; both include IO access as a core skill. All UK Role One personnel and …

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