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Infusion Centers

When intravenous medications have to be administered, vein access frequently requires multiple attempts and additional time to be successful. In fact, establishing IV access in difficult patients can take up to 10 minutes.

The Cost of Failed Attempts

Of all invasive medical procedures, venipuncture is the most common and these venipuncture attempts can fail. As a result:

  • Blood tests that facilitate diagnosis and patient management may be delayed;
  • Intravenous therapy may not begin promptly;
  • Physician intervention to access a difficult vein can erode productivity;
  • Patients may endure unnecessary needlesticks and additional discomfort;
  • Stress may increase for both patients and staff.
Infusion Center

By using NIR vein visualization technology with AccuVein’s breakthrough device, many veins that might be otherwise undetectable without a vein locator can be located and mapped on the patient’s skin.

This results in being able to select the best vein for the procedure.

The use of AccuVein has been shown to improve first stick success rates and reduce procedure time. It has also been shown to improve catheter dwell time.

AccuVein's NIR Vein Visualization Technology

Features of AccuVein's game changing device:

Easy to learn and use

No pre-use calibration or adjustments are necessary—it can be used immediately.

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.

Movement tolerant

Because the device shows the veins in real time, when operated properly, the device can accommodate patient movement.

No patient 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.

Small size

The device fits in your hand and weighs only 10 ounces.

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How Does It Work?

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.

AccuVein Vein Finder scanning a patient's arm

An Essential Tool

As you know venipuncture can be particularly challenging in patients that require infusion therapy. Those with difficult venous access (DVA) can include the elderly, dark-skinned and obese patients.

In fact, finding a suitable vein may pose a challenge on any patient. Given this challenge we think you’ll find vein illumination with AccuVein is a very useful tool in locating suitable veins.

Once put into use, the benefits of the device will become so evident it will become part of the standard of care for all blood draws and IV starts.

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