Use of intranasal drug administration in the pre-hospital setting

Chloe Creed
December 2012

This article explores the benefits of intranasal as a recommended route for drug delivery in the pre-hospital setting for healthcare professionals. It is currently used in Australia, USA and some UK Ambulance services and remains a preferred route in certain patient groups. Intranasal can lead to a reduction in needle stick injuries for the healthcare professional and allowing immediate drug therapy in a emergency setting for bystanders. Randomised control trial's and evidence-based practice to discuss the absorption rate and different drugs that could be used through this route. After reading this article paramedics should be more aware of this safe route and its benefits in the emergency setting.

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