Vidacare’s EZ-IO® Intraosseous Infusion System provides immediate vascular access for patients in multiple clinical settings using the intraosseous (inside the bone) space. The EZ-IO is used by 90 percent of US advanced life support ambulances and over half of US Emergency Departments, as well as the US Military. Established in 2001, Vidacare Corporation is the pioneer of a broad technology platform for use in the field of intraosseous medicine. Privately held, the company is based in San Antonio, Texas, and its products are marketed in over 50 countries worldwide.
|Vidacare’s EZ-IO Intraosseous Infusion System won the overall Gold Technology Innovation of the Year award from the same program in 2008. (Oct 16, 2012)|
|Two prominent emergency physicians hired as Medical Directors of Clinical Affairs. (Jun 7, 2012)|
|The results of a study conducted by Vidacare Corporation comparing whether Intraosseous (IO) vascular access may be used to infuse chilled saline as effectively as peripheral intravenous (IV) access to achieve therapeutic hypothermia found no statistical difference between the two routes. (Jan 16, 2012)|
|American College of Emergency Physicians Endorses Intraosseous Access as Alternative to Intravenous Access in the Emergency Department; Encourages Prominent Role for Non-Physician Practitioners in IO Administration (Nov 8, 2011)|
|Results of a study that found IO access is safe, effective and less expensive than central venous catheters was presented at the American College of Emergency Physicians on October 18. (Oct 18, 2011)|
EZ-IO provides the medical professional immediate vascular access to the central circulation within seconds, delivering medications, intravenous fluids and blood products to adult and pediatric patients alike. With a specially designed cutting IO needle and small power driver, the EZ-IO allows the clinician complete control — avoiding the use of force. EZ-IO provides rapid, smooth entry into the bone’s medullary cavity, creating an immediate conduit to the central circulation.