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