LONG ISLAND, N.Y., Nov. 3, 2011 — AccuVein Inc., a global leader in medical imaging technology and the creator of the world’s only portable, non-contact vein illumination device, announced today that it has been recognized by EMS World Magazine with the publication’s 2011 Top Innovations Award. Enerspect Medical Solutions, an AccuVein premier distribution partner, established the technology within the fire and emergency medical services market and submitted the award entry.
EMS World Magazine is the leading monthly publication for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) market. The Top Innovations Awards recognize the industry’s most innovative products of the year. EMS World Magazine selected AccuVein’s vein illumination device from among hundreds of exhibitors at its EMS World Expo touting it as one of its most innovative products of the year. In making their selections, the publication seeks out products that help EMS professionals deliver outstanding patient care.
“EMS specialists deliver patient care under the most extreme conditions. We are proud of this recognition from industry professionals who provide such critical care,” said Ron Goldman, AccuVein CEO. “The device’s portability makes it uniquely positioned to assist EMS professionals in bringing more accurate and speedier patient care when time is of the essence.”
“Enerspect is focused on identifying emerging technologies that provide significant clinical benefit for emergency responders. Feedback from key thought leaders and early adopters indicated that AccuVein’s device was clearly an innovative and valuable technology for both patients and providers. We felt it would be an excellent candidate for the EMS 2011 Top Innovation Award and are truly pleased that EMS World granted the award,” said Dave Shelton, President and CEO of Enerspect.
Vein illumination with AccuVein has received high praise from doctors, nurses, hospital administrators, patients and families for its ease of use, saving time and money and for improving patient care. The technology has also received numerous awards and widespread recognition from within the health care sector, including the top “gold” prize in the prestigious MDEA design competition as well as the 2011 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award.
AccuVein’s industry-leading and award-winning vein illumination solution is in use at more than 1000 hospitals and available for sale in 96 countries. The device has been shown to improve peripheral vascular access for IV infusion by projecting a safe pattern of light on patient’s skin that reveals the position of underlying veins.
Venipuncture is the most common invasive medical procedure worldwide with an estimated 2.7 million procedures conducted every day in the United States alone. Studies show that up to one third of these attempts to access a vein fail the first time, creating unnecessary patient discomfort as well as additional costs.