Use of Vein Visualization Tells a Strong Story
AccuVein helps streamline venous access. In fact studies show that when AccuVein is used clinicians are 3.5 times more likely to access veins on the first try. Improved venous access means that patients are stuck fewer times thereby helping to improve care.
This investment in vein illumination tells a strong story about commitment to using the latest technology to make patient care and comfort a top priority in:
“The investment that we’ve made in this technology speaks volumes to the importance Carle places on making this the best experience possible.”
Carle Foundation Hospital was introduced to AccuVein vein visualization by a mom with hard to stick sons and they became “instantly addicted.” So addicted, in fact, that they ended up deploying 25 AccuVein devices.
Carle recognized that they had an opportunity to differentiate themselves in their community. They decided to create this video that focused on the unique benefits that they could now provide to their patients and their patients’ families.
A local TV news segment showcases Sara Bush Lincoln Hospital, a 22-unit customer, and the patient care and cost benefits they derive from their AccuVein devices.
This segment, along with a website article about their devices, help to reinforce the value Sara Bush Lincoln places on providing the best patient care.
Have questions about AccuVein or vein visualization? Here’s an FAQ we developed with you in mind…
How Does It Detect Veins?
Hemoglobin in the blood absorbs infrared light. When the device is held above the skin, veins appear noticeably different than the surrounding tissue. The vasculature shows up clearly on the skin’s surface, aiding in vein location for access and avoidance.
A telling comment about the AccuVein’s benefits comes from a patient’s spouse, sent to the hospital where the patient has received years of invasive treatment:
“After years of being stuck, it has been horribly difficult to access my wife’s veins. It’s not uncommon for someone from the anesthesia department to have to come in to get an IV working for her. The RN brought in a new tool from AccuVein that made visually finding an IV-worthy vein incredibly easy. Thanks for investing in this technology.”