TestimonialsVascular Access


Susan M., Vascular Access Team Lead

Suzanne M, team Lead for the Vascular Team describes how the NIO™ has "been a real game changer for us."


Manuela M., Rapid Response Nurse

Manuela M., Clinical Lead Rapid Response Nurse says "I love its (NIO) ease of use & fast placement."


Tonya S., Rapid Response & Vascular Access Team

Tanya S, RN, is a member of the Rapid Response and Vascular Access Team. "You're able to find your placement spot really quickly in bariatric patients."


Tasha, Nurse Educator for Anaheim Fire Department

Listen to Tasha, nurse educator for the Anaheim FD describes how the NIO™ is a cost-effective & easy-to-use device.


Nicholas M., Assistant Chief

Assistant Chief Nicholas M. tells his firsthand account of how the NIO™ successfully established intraosseous access in a cardiac arrest code blue patient faster than our competition.


Shane C., Paramedic, Powder River First Responders

When IV access wasn’t attainable, life-saving IO access was achieved within seconds.  

The NIO is one of the slickest tools I have used.  IO access was gained in seconds on a patient involved in a motorcycle wreck. IV access would have extended scene time especially as the injuries to the patient precluded using a tourniquet on either arm. The NIO allowed us to get fluids to the patient, where an IV wasn’t even feasible.


Paul, Paramedic with Atlanta-Based Grady Health System

After experiencing problems with a popular drill system and manual devices, Paul, a paramedic with Grady Health Systems, decided to review the NIO™ as an option for an IO device.  

Paul Beamon is part of the reason Georgia paramedics can perform intraosseous injections. Back in the early 2000s, he approached the board that governed the state’s paramedic practice and asked for the capability, and the successful study that resulted led to IOs being added to Peach State medics’ scope of practice.

The challenge since has been finding the best tool to deliver them. Back then his service used a gun-type device with an automatic spring-loaded needle, but that could jam and cause recoil without the right technique. More recently at Atlanta-based Grady Health System, providers used a popular drill system and manual devices but had problems with cost and loss.

“After reviewing the NIO and changes they’d made to it and using it a few times, I was sold,” Beamon says. “I found it very comparable with other devices, but with greater ease of use. The problems I’d experienced with previous devices were not there with this one.”

The NIO is a small, light automatic intraosseous device designed for safe, quick, and easy vascular access without drills, batteries, or extra parts. Coming assembled and ready to use, it provides vascular access in as fast as 10 seconds.

“Literally that day,” Beamon says, “we had people using it and having success and feeling great about it. It actually changed people’s minds from wanting to go back to [an alternative system] to wanting to just keep the NIO.”

That was this summer, and the positive reception has continued through the ensuing quarter.

“I’ve been very pleased with the use of the device—the success rate has been phenomenal,” Beamon says. “It’s just an all-around easy device to use, and I think patients benefit from it.”

November 2018 Issue EMS World Magazine