Tibial vs humeral intraosseous approaches

An observational, prospective study comparing tibial and humeral intraosseous access using the EZ-IO

Emergency physicians at Singapore General Hospital found flow rates to be similar when comparing the tibia with the humerus as sites for adult IO access. The EZ-IO had a very high insertion success rate. It took about 12 minutes to infuse a litre of saline, which drops to about 6 minutes if a pressure bag is used.

Am J Emerg Med. 2009 Jan;27(1):8-15

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19041528