Vidacare Launches New EZ-IO LD Needle
On behalf of Vidacare, Prometheus Medical would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to a new addition to the EZ-IO line of products, the EZ-IO LD Needleset.
As all clinicians are aware, there is a growing population of patients that have more tissue over the insertion sites which makes reaching the intraosseous space more difficult. Whether the excess tissue is due to large musculature, oedema or obesity, the ability to provide Immediate Vascular Access to these patients is more challenging. For this population Vidacare introducing the new 45mm LD Needle set. The LD needle set has the same patented design as the PD and AD Needlesets currently in use, and will work with all of the drivers. The LD Needleset is marked with 5mm marks to aid in placement. Vidacare have also developed a full set of training materials specifically for this product.
When the EZ-IO was first introduced in 2004, the only needle set available was the AD needle set designed for use on patients weighing 39 kg or more. Thousands of EMS services and Hospitals from around the world have adopted this, and are actively using the product.
In 2006 Vidacare introduced the PD needle set, designed for use in patients weighing less than 39 kg. This has provided a significant advancement over the manual IO needles historically used and has resulted in both increased and improved IO access in this patient population.
The PD Needleset is 15 mm in length, and the AD is 25 mm. This is effective for the majority of patients but in response to multiple user requests for a longer needle, Vidacare has continued its tradition of being a leader in intraosseous access by producing the 45 mm length LD needle set.
The EZ-IO LD Needle Set is expected to be in inventory at the end of October and Prometheus is happy to accept pre-orders now.