This was a prospective surveillance study to investigate reports on the safety and frequency of use of intraosseous (IO) access in neonates.
Within this surveillance study, IO access in neonates represents a feasible, safe and fast possibility for emergency vascular access. IO access should be available for time-sensitive emergencies at all neonatal sites. Neonatal departments must ensure that medical teams receive regular, interdisciplinary training in IO placement techniques.

Authors : Eva Schwindt1 , Daniel Pfeiffer2 , Delphina Gomes2 , Sebastian Brenner3 , Jens-Christian Schwindt4 , Florian Hoffmann2* † and Martin Olivieri2
1 Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Division of Neonatology, Pediatric Intensive Care and Neuropediatrics, Comprehensive Center for Pediatrics, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria,
2 Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Munich, Germany,
3 Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology and Pediatrics Intensive Care, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Dresden, Germany,
4 Pediatric Working Group, Austrian Resuscitation Council, Graz, Austria
†These authors have contributed equally to this work and share last authorship
*CORRESPONDENCE Florian Hoffmann

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