At Miami Children's we've switched from Cook IO needles to the EZ-IO. I've
used it once so far and was very pleased with it but I don't think our group
has enough experience with it yet to give it an overwhelming positive vote.
I've spoken/corresponded with a significant number of EMS folks who've used
or trained others to use the BIG. Not only have walls been impaled by
unintentional misfires but so have hands and a few other anatomical parts of
the providers. I've yet to hear of anyone hurting themselves with an EZ-IO.
I'm sure the BIG works as advertised but I have concerns about its safety
so, when asked, I advise folks to go with the EZ-IO rather than the BIG.
And now the request -- when replying to previous messages, please try to
include only the most pertinent parts of those messages with your post. When
follow-up posts get to 4-5 ">"s-worth of indentation, it's a real pain to
separate out the new stuff from the old. It's particularly bothersome when
one or more of those previous posts gets transmitted with the html
formatting and other computer gobbledygook. Thanks in advance!
Lou Romig MD
Miami (FL) Children's Hospital PEM
(And yes, gobbledygook is actually a recognized word. As per Webster's, it
means "wordy and generally unintelligible jargon." Suits!)
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