Vidacare EZ-IO LD Needle Set

 

 
 
 

Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P | | Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Adult intraosseous (IO) access has made medication delivery easier, but not every patient has cooperative anatomy. Patients with excess tissue over the IO insertion site, whether from edema, large musculature or obesity, need a longer needle to reach the marrow cavity. TheEZ-IO LD Needle SetfromVidacare includes a 45-mm needle (compared to the 25-mm regular adult needle), and it's designed to accommodate these types of patients. Simply place the needle on the EZ-IO driver as you normally would, insert the needle through the tissue, and make sure one of the 5-mm lines is visible before entering the bone.

VITALS

Length: 45 mm

Needle size: 15 gauge

Cost: $115

866/479-8500

www.vidacare.com




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