Intraosseous Access

The RESUS4KIDS Intraosseous Access is a blended learning program. It is designed to teach healthcare workers the theory of establishing intraosseous access. The practical session is an optional 30 minute face to face optional lesson which reinforces the Intraosseous Access e-Learning, providing participants with the opportunity to have hands on practise of inserting both a manual and EZ-IO intraosseous needle.

All participants who attend the IO insertion practical session are expected to have completed the RESUS4KIDS Intraosseous Access e-Learning module prior to attending the session. Participants must successfully complete the e-Learning post course test with a pass mark of 4 out of 5. When this is achieved the participant will be able to print a certificate. Instructors must sight this certificate at the start of the practical session. The practical course is taught using pause and discuss teaching.

On completion of the e-Learning participants will be able to:

  • describe the common clinical indications for obtaining intraosseous access
  • identify the 4 potential landmarks with 8 target sites for intraosseous access
  • describe contradictions for intraosseous access
  • know the steps involved in inserting both an EZ IO and manual intraosseous needle
  • understand how to safely secure an intraosseous needle
  • describe important considerations for fluid and medication administration via intraosseous access

By the end of the 30 minute practical course participants will be able to:

  • describe the common clinical indications for obtaining intraosseous access
  • identify the 4 potential landmarks with 8 target sites for intraosseous access
  • describe contradictions for intraosseous access
  • insert both an EZ IO and manual intraosseous needle
  • safely secure an intraosseous needle
  • describe important considerations for fluid and medication administration via intraosseous access.