EZ-IO® Intraosseous Infusion System Kit

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EZ-IO Intraosseous Infusion System. Immediate Vascular Access when you need it most.

The EZ-IO Intraosseous Infusion System is designed to provide immediate vascular access when needed. Simple, reliable and quick for dentists who may not be comfortable running an IV line in an emergency.

Challenging vascular access is a critical problem in 5-10 percent of all patients in pre-hospital and hospital settings. From an onset of illness or initial injury, through patient transport and treatment in the Emergency Department, vascular access is critical for survival. In patients suffering from conditions such as shock, cardiac arrest, drug overdose, dehydration, diabetic coma, renal failure and altered states of consciousness, it may be impossible to find an accessible vein.

The intraosseous space functions as a non-collapsible vein with fluid or medication reaching central circulation within seconds. In pre-hospital environments, emergency medical providers are finding that EZ-IO is immediate, safe and provides effective venous access.

The EZ-IO Kit contains an easy to use hand-held driver along with two adult needles, tubing, wristband and case. Pediatric needle is available for additional fee.

The EZ-IO by Vidacare® consists of a small battery-powered device and two beveled, hollow drill-tipped needles that were specifically designed to provide safe, controlled vascular access via the intraosseous (IO) route to patients of all ages in emergent situations when vascular access is challenging or impossible. The two needles apply to patients with weight ranges of 6-85 lb (3-39 kg) and 88 lb (40 kg) or greater. The EZ-IO creates a stable port into the intraosseous space accessing the central vascular system within seconds, causing minimal trauma to the patient. The 88 lb (40 kg) needle was specially designed with a beveled drill tip to quickly and easily penetrate through the hard exterior of adult bones while the 6-85 lb (3-39 kg) needle is shorter in length permitting easy access through the softer bones of pediatric patients. This design provides the EZ-IO with superior control, a stable, secure port and effectiveness unparalleled by the alternate IO products on the market today.

The intraosseous space is a specialized area of the vascular system where blood flow is rapid and continues even during shock. Drugs and fluids infused via the intraosseous route reach the central circulation as quickly as those administered through standard IV access.
Benefits of the EZ-IO:

Immediate vascular access and equivalent to IV for effectively delivering fluids and medications within seconds. Supported by the AHA, ERC and ILCOR. Package includes the driver (as pictured), two adult needles, tubing, wristband and case.

EZ-IO Intraosseous Infusion System


Speed of insertion.

Stable and secure.

Drug delivery equivalent to central venous catheter.

Effective, safe, multi-site placement for patients of all weights.

Battery power makes insertion effortless and controlled.

Standard luer-lock catheter.

Delivers fluid, meds and blood products directly to the vascular system w/ blood levels equal to IV.

Simple removal—no special tools needed.


EZ-IO® Power Driver - Lithium Sealed Battery (Reusable)

Power Sealted lithium (no battery change required)
Dimensions 14cm x 9cm x 5 cm (5.5 in x 3.5 in x 2 in)
Weight 455 grams with lithium (16.05 oz)

EZ-IO® AD Needle Set (Disposable)

size 5 gauge (1.8 mm) x 25 mm long.
Weight 5 grams (in sterile pack).
Material 304 stainless steel.
Other latex free.

EZ-IO® Hard-sided Case

Dimensions 21 cm x 25 cm x 10 cm (6.25in x 10 i x 4 in)
Weight 280 grams (9.88 ounces)

EZ-IO® Vascular Access Pack

Dimensions 16 cm x 25 cm x 10 cm (6.25 in x 10 in x 4 in)
Weight 450 grams (15.87 ounces)

EZ-IO® Product System Indications and Contraindications

Indications for the EZ-IO product system is approved for patients weighing 88 lb (40 kg) and greater using the EZ-IO AD and for patients weighing between 6 and 85 lb (3-39 kg) using the EZ-IO PD. It is indicated whenever traditional vascular access techniques are not possible or require too much time to achieve a successful insertion.

This may include:

  • Altered level of consciousness.
  • Arrhythmias.
  • Burns.
  • Cardiac arrest.
  • Dehydration.
  • Diabetic complications.
  • Head injury.
  • Hypotension.
  • Overdose.
  • Respiratory arrest.
  • Seizures.
  • Shock.
  • Stroke.
  • Traumatic injuries.
  • Other medical conditions when immediate vascular access is required.
  • Contraindications
  • Fracture (fluids may extravasate into subcutaneous tissue).
  • Previous orthopedic procedures near insertion site.
  • Pre-existing medical condition.
  • Infection at the insertion site.
  • Inability to locate landmarks.
  • Excessive tissue over the insertion site.

Additional Resources:

Insertion Poster - A poster depicting proper insertion of the EZ-IO Intraosseous Infusion system.

Removal Poster - A poster depicting proper removal of the EZ-IO Intraosseous Infusion system.

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