Special Section Technical Briefs

A Pictorial Guide for Enabling Placement of Intra-Osseous Infusion Tools1

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Steven D. Reinitz

Medical Devices Center,
University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, MN 55455;
Thayer School of Engineering,
Dartmouth College,
Hanover, NH 03755

Alexander H. Slocum, Jr.

Department of Surgery,
Brigham and Women's Hospital,
Boston, MA 02115

Christopher J. Magoon, Douglas W. Van Citters

Thayer School of Engineering,
Dartmouth College,
Hanover, NH 03755

DOI: 10.1115/1.4033173Manuscript received March 1, 2016; final manuscript received March 17, 2016; published online May 12, 2016. Editor: William Durfee.

J. Med. Devices 10(2), 020944 (May 12, 2016) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-16-1147; doi: 10.1115/1.4033173 History: Received March 01, 2016; Revised March 17, 2016

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Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 3

Representative panel from the final version of instructions includes arrows to indicate applied pressure, insets to indicate proper alignment of the guide, and insets based on an inventory of materials

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Complete final version of the pictorial instruction manual

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Fig. 2

Representative panel from the first draft of the instructional pamphlet

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Fig. 1

Alignment tool for placement of IO needle in the proximal tibia. The guide is placed along the shin with the hole on the medial side. While applying gentle pressure, the user slides the guide up the shin until the curved surface on the proximal side of the device contacts the patella. An existing IO drill is then used to place the IO needle through the guide hole.



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