Shins and Needles
I came across this discussion point while perusing the medical blog world. The discussion revolves around the difficulties with pediatric Intra-Osseous needle placement and more so, keeping the needle in the bone.
Most of my experience with IO insertion and care has been on adults and rarely, actually never, have I witnessed an IO cannula dislodge or come out of an adult limb without the application of brute force. I understand this is not the case for children.
Take home message; if you need to insert an IO, you need to make sure it stays in.
FYI: “cannula” is Latin for little reed
Intra-Osseous in action: