Venipunctures with AccuVein’s breakthrough device
Let’s try this scenario with the nurse performing the venipuncture with the AccuVein’s device. On your next trip to the physician, the nurse holds the device over your skin to aid in locating the veins. This can improve chances that the procedure will be done right the first time.
The AccuVein Vein Illumination System was designed with safety in mind and the goal of minimizing venipuncture complications. The light projected by the device can detect veins without the need for physical contact with skin.
Vein illumination with AccuVein’s breakthrough device and Healthcare Professionals
The device looks like a cordless phone. It’s small enough to hold in the hand or put in a pocket. It can be attached to a bed, table, or chair or set on its own stand so the user has both hands free to draw blood or start the IV.
The device is easy to use because it runs on a battery and the room doesn’t need to be darkened to use it. Because of its portability, there’s no need for the patient to be transported to the device. It may be useful even for those patients who have been told they have “difficult veins.”
Let’s face it, most patients don’t find needles fun. But the AccuVein device can make them less stressful. When physicians, nurses, and phlebotomists use it to help find a vein for a blood draw or to start an IV , patients may feel more confident in the skill of their caregiver. What’s more, for most patients seeing a “map” of their veins is a WOW! moment.