Intravenous access

Robert E. Johnstone, Joseph F. Talarico, Edward E. Cornwell, Nelson Tang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Exsanguinating hemorrhage is the major cause of early death following trauma (1,2). Immediate large-bore vascular access, aggressive intravascular volume administration, along with simultaneous control of bleeding, are the only known effective therapeutic maneuvers for massive hemorrhage. Rapid intravenous (IV) access also facilitates drug administration; it can be useful in estimating the intravascular volume and can expedite blood sampling of trauma victims.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTrauma
Subtitle of host publicationEmergency Resuscitation, Perioperative Anesthesia, Surgical Management
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781420052442
ISBN (Print)9780824729196
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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