Category: Hypoglycemia

Can we administer Dextrose via IO?


Can we administer dextrose via IO?” I was wondering about the hypertonicity of the dextrose compared to the bone marrow tonicity and the potential danger for necrosis.


Dextrose can be given via IO. Literature reports that the problem with dextrose and bone marrow is seen with long term administration / infusions of dextrose IO rather than in an emergency situation - temporary and once or twice for a single patient - when bolused and flushed.

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