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Emergency Intraosseous Access: A useful, Lifesaving Device used in Afghanistan

Spring 2013

Pozza M, Lunardi F, Pflipsen M. 13(1). 25 - 27. (Journal Article)


Intraosseous access is becoming a lifesaving procedure under emergency conditions in Afghanistan's battlefield. The EZ-IO system (Vidacare, San Antonio, TX, USA) was successfully used in five patients in whom there was difficulty finding a peripheral venous access. The EZIO is an indispensable medical device to be used on the battlefield and during the evacuation of the wounded in a moving vehicle or helicopter.

PMID: 23526318

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