There are greater than 500,000 adult occurrences of cardiac arrest yearly in the United States with an estimated 10% survival rate.1
Clinicians need the fastest method of establishing vascular access—and IV access may be difficult or impossible due to cardiovascular collapse and environmental challenges.
Success rates: IO > IV
Success rates for intraosseous vascular access have been shown to be superior to that of IV access during cardiac arrest in comparative clinical studies.2,3
Return of Spontaneous Circulation (ROSC): IO = IV
Rates of return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) in cardiac arrest have been shown to be similar for patients that received IO and IV vascular access.2,3