Sternal IO: Fast, Easy and Reliable Vascular Access When Seconds Count
Emergency medical services and hospital critical care personnel deal with life threatening situations daily that require them to quickly get fluids and medications into the patient’s vascular system.
Intraosseous infusion is the acceptable standard for rapidly accessing the vascular system for rapid administration of fluids and medication. It has a higher success rate and can be done more quickly than traditional peripheral intravenous access. Intraosseous Infusion can be performed for initial vascular access or when IV attempts fail to gain vascular access.
Intraosseous (IO) Infusion systems enable the user to rapidly, safely and effectively administer emergency fluids and medications into the vascular system through the bone marrow.
The fastest and easiest intraosseous infusion method is through the manubrium in the sternum.
IO Infusion is an accepted standard of care and treatment modality. It is endorsed by the American Heart Association, Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support courses as well as the European Resuscitation Council. IO Infusion is also taught as part of military medicine training and Tactical Combat Casualty Care guidelines. Success rates for IO infusion are as high as or higher than IV.