The Cost of Failed IVs In Long Term Care
In long term care centers many of the common conditions that result in hospital readmission can be treated with IV therapy. Access to veins can therefore mean the difference between sending a resident back to the hospital and keeping him in the facility. And sending residents back to the hospital has negative implications for facilities, for the hospitals and for patients.
- Intravenous therapy may not begin promptly;
- Residents may bruise or require additional healing time when stuck multiple times;
- Outside assistance to access a difficult vein may be needed, creating additional expenses and delays;
- Stress may increase for both residents and nursing staff;
- Resident may ultimately need to be sent back to the hospital, resulting in empty beds.
Vein Locator Features
- Easy to learn and use – No pre-use calibration or adjustments are necessary- it can be used immediately.
- Small size –The device fits in your hand and weighs only 10 ounces.
- Hands-free option –In situations that require hands-free use, the device can be placed in a wheeled hands-free accessory or one that quickly attaches to a chair or bedrail.
- No resident contact –Because the device has been designed to be non-contact, it may not have to be sterilized after every use.
- Works in light or dark –Use the device in light or darkly lit environments.
- Rechargeable battery –The device doesn’t need to be plugged into an electrical outlet.
- Movement tolerant –Because the device shows the veins in real time, when operated properly, the device can accommodate resident movement.
An Essential Tool
Application For A Variety Of Conditions