The MARCH™ EZ-IO® Vascular Access Needle Sets provide rapid, smooth entry into the bone’s medullary cavity, creating an immediate conduit to the central circulation. The intraosseous (IO) 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.
TheEZ-IO® Vascular Access Needle Sets contain 5, 15GA needles that are constructed with 304-stainless steel and includes a patented cutting tip. Insertion is gentle, fast and relatively painless, and is particularly beneficial for casualties that may require multiple IV sticks to obtain vascular access for medication. All needle sets come sealed in a hard canister and are accompanied with: 5 needles, 5 EZ-Connects®, and 5 wrist bands and directions for use.
The EZ-IO Needle Sets come in three different sizes:
- 15 mm PD Needle Set (Box of 5, Pink Hub Item #35-018)
Designed for use with patients from 6-85 lbs. in weight or in casualties with minimal tissue over insertion sites.
- 25 mm AD Needle Set (Box of 5, Blue Hub Item #35-001)
Designed for any casualties over 85 lbs. or for those who have too much tissue over the insertion site for the 15 mm needle set to be used.
- 45 mm LD Needle Set (Box of 5, Yellow Hub Item #35-079)
Designed for patients weighing more than 85 lbs. or for those who have excessive tissue over the targeted insertion site (e.g. edema, large musculature, obesity). The 45mm LD Needle Set provides the length to effectively gain access to the intraosseous space on most patients and is ideal for the humerus site.