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EZ-IO Physician Information

For UTMB Faculty and Residents:

There are 4 steps for training to obtain privileges for the EZ-IO:

  1. Click here for the UTMB EZ-IO Policy and Procedure
  2. Click here to watch the Training Video, after you complete this
  3. Click here to take the Online Training Module be sure to print the completion at the end of the module to bring with you for hands-on simulation.(you will get a page that states Security Certificate is invalid. UTHSC-SA has assured us this link is safe)
  4. After you complete all steps above,
  5. Email cpredlab@utmb.edu to arrange an appointment for a hands on simulation session.

Because time is especially critical in emergency settings, EZ-IO can be used to establish stable and secure vascular access in less than 10 seconds — for both children and adults and for alert as well as unconscious patients. Once established, the EZ-IO line remains stable during care delivery and can be used to deliver any drug, fluid, or blood product required in the patient's treatment.

When IV access isn't possible or is difficult, intraosseous (IO) access is the preferred method for establishing vascular access in:

  • * Patients experiencing cardiac arrest or major trauma
  • * Patients requiring rapid intubation or sedation
  • * Patients having compromised vascular access due to:
    • Diabetes
    • Dialysis
    • Severe Burns
    • IV drug use
    • Obesity
    • Dehydration
    • And other conditions
  • The EZ-IO Driver
  • Rapid intraosseous access when peripheral lines are unattainable

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purchase. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Successful participation in one of these classes alone does not imply certification to perform the skills learned in the class.

If you have any questions, email cpredlab@utmb.edu or call the Education Lab at 409-772-2823.