This thing is frigging cool. The EZ-IO system is an incredibly fast and efficient way to get access on a patient in seconds. I was trained using old fashioned intraosseous lines put in by hand – and generally only ever used on babies. Now, this little drill puts one in in a flash to either the tibia, the humerus, or the ankle. You can blast fluids, bloods, and most meds into them at a very rapid rate. The military just puts one into each of your shoulders through your uniform when you get shot in the field!
They can stay in for 24 hours and are a lifesaver. Also a time saver in cases where it is going to take a million years to put in an IJ line. Watch the video of this guy getting on in his humerus.