VEIN VISUALIZATION IS EMERGING AS THE STANDARD OF CARE.
SEE THE EVIDENCE THAT SUPPORTS EXPANDED USAGE.

Vein visualization is proven technology. Thousands of hospitals around the world have implemented it and many have now adopted it as their standard of care.

Hospitals are facing many challenges. Vein visualization can help meet these challenges.

  • Patient satisfaction is core to today’s healthcare providers and patient satisfaction impacts procedure reimbursement.
  • Controlling costs isn’t optional. It’s part of everything you do.
  • Excellent patient care is why you go to work every day.

AccuVein can contribute to your mission. Here is some of the growing body of data supporting the implementation of vein visualization.

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USING ACCUVEIN VEIN VISUALIZATION INCREASED THE LIKELIHOOD OF A SUCCESSFUL FIRST STICK BY 3.5 TIMES

A University Hospital in New England has recently completed a study of 150 adult patients of varying age, BMI and skin tone. The results strongly support the use of the AccuVein vein visualization for every patient. Results will be published shortly.

IN FEMALES WITH A BMI OVER 35 THE TWO STICK SUCCESS RATE WENT FROM 50% TO 96% WITH ACCUVEIN

In reviewing the data, AccuVein also found that in the high-BMI Female cohort, that the addition of vein visualization significantly reduced the number of 2+ sticks.

The BMI of your patient population is on the rise. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association over 35% of the adult population is obese making them more likely to present with Difficult Venous Access (DVA).

PATIENT SATISFACTION AFFECTS EVERY LEVEL OF THE HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEM. VEIN VISUALIZATION CAN HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON PATIENT PERCEPTION.

  • IV Placement A Leading Cause of Pediatric Pain

    A study of pediatric patients and their parents was conducted to determine the sources of pain in this patient group. The findings include:

    • Many children endure unacceptable levels of pain during hospitalization.
    • Pain associated with IV starts was a significant contributor to the total pain experience by these children.

     

    Elizabeth A Cummings, Graham J Reid, G.Allen Finley, Patrick J McGrath, Judith A Ritchie, Prevalence and source of pain in pediatric inpatients, Pain, Volume 68, Issue 1, November 1996

  • AccuVein Found to Reduce Pain By 39%

    The study goal was to survey the frequency, causes and clinical manifestations of Difficult Venous Access (DVA). The study evaluates the clinical utility of AccuVein.

    Key highlights of the study include:

    • Pain during venipuncture in DVA patients was significantly less common with the use of AccuVein (34% vs 55.4%).

     

    Guillon P, Makhloufi M, Baillie S, Roucoulet C, Dolimier E, Masquelier AM. Prospective evaluation of venous access difficulty and a near-infrared vein visualizer at four French haemophilia treatment centres. Haemophilia. 2015 Jan;21(1):21-6.

  • Children's Pain Levels Reduced By 59%

    The pain level as reported by the pediatric patients and by an observer in this study was reduced by 59% with the use of AccuVein vein visualization technology.

    Duygu Demir, Sevil Inal, “Effects of Peripheral Catheter Insertion Supported By AccuVein Vascualar Imaging Devices In Pediatric Patients To The Success Of The Process”, 6th National Critical Care Nursing Congress, November 2014

  • 93% of Patients Would Score Higher With Vein Visualization

    Study completed to gauge the impact of vein visualization technology on patients’ perception of a medical provider. 348 patients were interviewed to share their thoughts on vein visualization.

    Key highlights of the study include:

    • 93% of participants stated that they would give a higher satisfaction score if vein illumination was used.
    • 95% of participants stated that they would consider the clinician more courteous, an important Press Ganey question.

     

    Read more about the Patient Preference Study here

  • Patients Would Drive 28 Miles Further

    The Patient Preference study also sought to measure the strength of the interest in vein visualization. The participants were asked how much further they would drive to a facility that offered vein visualization.

    The results indicated a strong preference for facilities that offered vein visualization, with a willingness on average to 28-miles further.

     

    Read more about the Patient Preference Study here

CONTROLLING COSTS IS A NECESSARY PART OF HEALTHCARE DELIVERY.
ACCUVEIN CAN CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR GOALS.

  • 45% Fewer Escalations

    Study: Implementation of Near-Infrared Technology (AccuVein AV400) to Facilitate Successful PIV Cannulation

    The University of Florida Shands Hospital completed this study in April 2014 and it was displayed at 2014 Infusion Nurses Society Annual Convention.

    • Results showed a 45% decline in escalation calls following the deployment of AccuVein devices.

    Study presented at the 2014 Infusion Nurses Society Conference & published in the July/August issue of the Journal of Infusion Nursing.

  • $352,498 Annual Savings from Fewer Escalations

    In this facility there were 24,479 escalations a year. Using just the single stick cost of $32, this is $783,328 in cost. Assuming a 45% reduction in escalations the facility could see a $352,498 annual savings.

    Study presented at the 2014 Infusion Nurses Society Conference & published in the July/August issue of the Journal of Infusion Nursing.

  • $170,000 Annual Savings

    This study sought to understand the impact on difficult venous access (DVA) in a pediatric infusion setting.

    In addition to a reduction in sticks, the study also showed a reduction in costs of labor and supplies of $4.25 per patient. This is an annual savings of $170,000 in a facility that admits 40,000 patients annually.

    “The Impact of a Vein Illumination Device on Peripheral IV Catheter Insertions in a Pediatric Infusion Center” presented at the 2011 Infusion Nurses Society Conference & published in the July/August issue of the Journal of Infusion Nursing.

  • Escalation to PICC is Often Unreimbursed

    In settings that are reimbursed under DRGs escalation to PICC simply to achieve venous access may not be reimbursed. This could cost the facility as much as $500 per event.

    The use of vein illumination can have the combined benefit of reducing the number of escalations needed for DVA and when needed it can help document taking extra care before escalation.

  • PICC and CVC Have Comparable Infection Rates

    A study showed that contrary to general belief that using PICC lines instead of more invasive CVCs did not reduce the infection rate in inpatient settings.

    “… hospitalized patients may be just as likely to experience CLABSI with PICCs as with CVCs. Consideration of risks and benefits before PICC use in inpatient settings is warranted.”

     

    Vineet Chopra, MD, MSc; John C. O’Horo, MD; Mary A. M. Rogers, PhD; Dennis G. Maki, MD, MS; Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, “The Risk of Bloodstream Infection Associated with Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters Compared with Central Venous Catheters in Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 34, No. 9 (September 2013), pp. 908-918

  • CRBSI Adds $34,000 to $56,000 of Unreimbursed Cost Per Event

    CRBSIs can add between $34,508 and $56,000 in costs per patient. Since these are CMS “Never Events” the hospital is not reimbursed for these costs.

     

    O’Grady, N.P., Alexander, M., Dellinger, E.P., Gerberding, J.L., Heard, S.O., Maki, D.G., Masur, H., McCormick, R.D., Mermel, L.A., Pearson, M.L., Raad, I.I., Randolph, A., Weinstein, R.A. “Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections.” Centers for Disease Control, August 9, 2002, Vol. 51, No. RR10, pp. 7–8. more

EXCELLENT PATIENT CARE IS WHY YOU GO TO WORK EVERY DAY.
DIFFICULT VENOUS ACCESS IS AN EVERY-DAY PROBLEM.
VEIN VISUALIZATION CAN HELP.

“Peripheral intravenous catheter implementation supported by AccuVein AV400 vascular imaging devices in pediatric patients increases the success of the procedure, reduces the processing time and the pain during the procedure in children.” Demir, et.al.

  • 81% Improvement In Cannulation

    Results showed a 45% decline in escalation calls following the deployment of AccuVein devices. In addition

    • 81% of clinicians reported an improved ability to cannulate using AccuVein.

    Study presented at the 2014 Infusion Nurses Society Conference & published in the July/August issue of the Journal of Infusion Nursing.

  • Pediatric First Stick Success Rates Went from 45.6% to 90.3% With AccuVein

    AccuVein vein visualization technology improved the first stick success rate by 98% in this group of 129 pediatric patients.

    Duygu Demir, Sevil Inal, “Effects of Peripheral Catheter Insertion Supported By AccuVein Vascualar Imaging Devices In Pediatric Patients To The Success Of The Process”, 6th National Critical Care Nursing Congress, November 2014

  • 78% Reduction In Time To Cannulate

    The average processing time for the pediatric patients in this study was reduced by 78% with the use of AccuVein vein visualization technology.

    Duygu Demir, Sevil Inal, “Effects of Peripheral Catheter Insertion Supported By AccuVein Vascualar Imaging Devices In Pediatric Patients To The Success Of The Process”, 6th National Critical Care Nursing Congress, November 2014

  • AccuVein Found to Reduce DVA by 18%

    The study goal was to survey the frequency, causes and clinical manifestations of Difficult Venous Access (DVA). The study evaluates the clinical utility of AccuVein.

    Key highlights of the study include:

    • AccuVein improved the ability to locate veins among patient with difficult venous access (92.3% of DVA patients were classified as difficult to locate veins while 76% of DVA patients were considered difficult with AccuVein).

    Guillon P, Makhloufi M, Baillie S, Roucoulet C, Dolimier E, Masquelier AM. Prospective evaluation of venous access difficulty and a near-infrared vein visualizer at four French haemophilia treatment centres. Haemophilia. 2015 Jan;21(1):21-6.

“Incorporate vein visualization technology as a routine strategy for difficult or poor venous access. Visualization technology can improve success rates, decrease unsuccessful insertion attempts.” “Recommendations for Improving Safety Practices With Short Peripheral Catheters”, March/April 2014, Journal of Infusion Nursing:

These summaries represent AccuVein’s best effort understanding of the referenced studies. Links are provided to the originals for your reference. This document does not constitute a claim, whether express or implied, concerning the use and efficacy of the AV400.