Intraosseous line placement is an alternative to central venous access, ultrasound-guided central line placement or ultrasound-guided peripheral IV access for patients with difficult vascular access The intraosseous line placement course will teach clinicians how to use the EZ-IO drill to place intraosseous lines in the proximal tibia, distal tibia and proximal humerus using simulated bones. The course covers the indications for intraosseous line insertion including difficult venous access, vasopressor therapy and the need for immediate venous access. Technique and contraindications to intraosseous access will be taught as well as removing intraosseous needles.
The HPC Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures course will teach you how to perform intraosseous line placement in addition to endotracheal intubation, stylet-guided intubations, laryngeal mask airway (LMA) placement, King tube placement, or fiberoptic intubations. central venous access, ultrasound-guided central line placement, ultrasound-guided peripheral IV access, arterial lines, POCUS exams (RUSH exams and E-FAST exams), thoracentesis, paracentesis, lumbar punctures, chest tube placement, pigtail catheter placement, needle thoracostomy, procedural sedation, and ventilator management.
Our IO line placement training is a component of our live Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures CME course which teaches clinicians how to perform the 20 most essential procedures needed to work in the ER, ICU, and hospital wards.