EZ-IO® Device Proximal
and Insertion Technique
• Prepare the site by using antiseptic solution per institutional protocol
using a clean, “no touch” technique.
• Remove the needle set cap.
• Once the insertion site is determined as described above, insert the
needle set tip through the skin approximately 45-degrees anterior to
the horizontal plane and aim the needle set downward approximately
45-degrees. Some find it helpful to think of aiming toward the
inferolateral border of the scapula. See Figure 14.
• Push the needle set tip through the skin until the tip rests against
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