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About Access


about Access

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.


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.


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.

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

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.

guided practice

Guided practice tools are an essential part of the PAC design: allowing you multiple opportunities to get hands on practice and expert coaching.

  1. Find tabletop card & snap QR code.
  2. Use self-guided resources to practice in a judgement free zone
  3. Connect with a remote coach
  4. Work with in person faculty at one of our live events.

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