Tag Archives: intraosseous

EZ-IO outperformed B.I.G

A small randomised trial of adult emergency department patients showed faster insertion and higher success rates with the EZ-IO compared with the Bone Injection Gun (B.I.G). This is in keeping with my own experience and that of several services I … Continue reading

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IO in OI

A case report describes three failed attempts to flush or secure an intraosseous needle placed using the EZ-IO drill during cardiac arrest of an adult patient subsequently noted to have osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) type III. While not listed as a … Continue reading

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Not such a B.I.G. success in the field?

Success rates with the bone injection gun were 71% (10 out of 14) in children <16 years and 73% (19 out of 26) in adults. Less encouraging data than that seen with the EZ-IO device, and consistent with the experience … Continue reading

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