Intraosseous drill

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A new piece of equipment at the Poulsbo Fire Department is putting paramedics on an even faster track when saving lives in the field. The intraosseous drill, better known as an IO drill, is a new technology that allows medication to be infused straight into the bloodstream through a small bone-drilling tool. Though the technology is new to fire departments, it’s been used since the 1920s in hospitals and by the military.

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