Journal of Regional Section of Serbian Medical Association in Zajecar

Year 2006     Volumen 31     Number 3
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UDK: 615.816/.817; 616-083.98 ISBN 0350-2899, 31(2006) 3 p.116-120

Drug Administration Methods in CPR and Alternatives

Davor Mladenović, Miljan Jović
Zdravstveni centar Zaječar, Služba hitne medicinske pomoći

Oni koji ne znaju, neka uče, a oni koji znaju,
neka nalaze zadovoljstvo u tome da se podsećaju
Henault Ch. (1685-1770) [1]


IV (intravenous) line placement is one of the basic nurse skills. It is a requisite action in CPR, because all drugs are applied intravenously. In addition to IV line, there are alternative methods for drug administration in vitally endangered patients, such as endotracheal (ET) and intraosal (IO) method. The aim of this work is to signify the importance and benefit of early placement of IV line in prehospital treatment of patients for timely start of emergency treatment in the field. Moreover, we want to discuss alternative methods for drug administration in critical care.
In case of cardiovascular collapse, the choice of a method for drug administration is important as much as drug choice itself. Working in the Emergency Department is specific, and permanent education, training and composure of the staff are essential prerequisites for fast and adequate reaction in critical moments.
Key words: resuscitation, IV line, alternative

: kompletan tekst rada na srpskom jeziku
Note: full text in Serbian
  Corresponding Address:
Davor Mladenović
Zemunska 21, 19000 Zaječar

Paper received: 20.09.2006.
Paper accepted: 05.10.2006.
Published online: 26.10.2006
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