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Knowing how to place an intraosseous line is a game changer. Imagine if you could use a drill to place a central line in under 30 seconds? That’s an IO for you. Listen to this introduction and then dive in to the content here.

Enhanced Digital Content

Use this learning space in two ways. As an online course, scroll down and enter the online learning space. Explore each section below, or use the navigation tool to go directly to the content you’re interested in. Then, use this enhanced digital content in one of our pop-up physical spaces for hands-on procedure training, skills challenges, and expert coaching.


Getting started is as easy as scrolling down and exploring each section below, or use the navigation tool here to go directly the the content you’re interested in.

Flow RatesNo PumpsEZ-IO
Humeral InsertionGuided PracticeWhat’s Next

Clinical Pearls

Flow Rates


Want to know what kind for flow rates you get with an IO? Check out this great infographic from REBELEM on your options and how effective they are at delivering volume.

FOAM Pearls

How successful is IO placement on average? What kind of flow rates can you get? Just a couple of questions answered by Salim Rezaie and REBELEM.


A short public service announcement. Regardless of your access.. Don’t put those fluids on a pump. If you need volume in your patient fast, then use a pressure bag instead. For more on why this is true, check out this twitter thread by Dr Sam Ghali, and then don’t forget to add him to your learning network.

Procedure Videos

the ez-io overview

Let’s start with a great video by EMRAP that covers, all the basics including: equipment, placement locations, and an example of a tibial IO placement.

Humeral Access

While the tibial site is commonly used, there are distinct advantages to a humeral IO placement including: faster flow rates, faster delivery of medications, and less pain.

The benefits of the Proximal Humerus Site

• Faster flow rates (average flow rate of 6.3 L/hr under pressure vs 1 L/hr for tibia)
• 3 seconds to heart with medications/fluids
• Lower insertion and infusion pain
• Less pain medication required

The Physical Learning Space

Procedures, Skills, Coaching

integrated digital & Physical space

This online learning space has enhanced content designed to be part of an immersive, hands-on training lab. The interactive graphic posters create pop-up learning in the physical space for procedure training, skills challenges, expert coaching, simulations, and team training opportunities.

Guided Practice

Hands-on training & Expert Coaching
HANDS-ON training

Remember, if you’re in one of our pop-up learning spaces or a PAC Live event, find this icon and use the multimedia tools for hands-on guided practice.

  1. Look for this icon.
  2. Snap the QR code.
  3. Begin your hands-on practice.
  4. Get feedback on your skills.

Don’t forget to ask our faculty coaches for real-time expert feedback and earn points!

Keep yourself on track and get credit for completion using this guide.

  1. Open the guide to a tab on your browser.
  2. Visit each poster & review the content.
  3. Complete any challenges to earn points.

What’s Next

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Congratulations! You’ve completed this section of the learning space. Don’t forget to collect all the available points before moving on to the next poster to explore all the interactive and hands-on learning opportunities. 

If you’re using this only as an online course, use the link below to return to the Physiologically Difficult Airway digital home page. Otherwise, stop and find the next poster shown above.

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