The Cost of Failed Attempts
In imaging centers it can be a necessity of the procedure to gain venous access to administer contrast dye.
Access to veins can therefore mean the difference between being able to do the imaging at the time scheduled or having to reschedule the appointment.
And sending patients away can have negative implications for facilities, and for patients.
Of all invasive medical procedures, venipuncture is the most common and these venipuncture attempts can fail. As a result:
- Intravenous therapy may not begin promptly;
- Delays and rescheduling of procedures may result from lack of venous access;
- Stress may increase for both patients and staff;
- Patients may ultimately need to be sent away, resulting in lost revenue.
By using NIR vein visualization technology with AccuVein’s breakthrough device, veins can be located and mapped on the patient’s skin.
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.
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.
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.
The device doesn’t need to be plugged into an electrical outlet.
The device fits in your hand and weighs only 10 ounces.
To find out more about the AccuVein vein locator.
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.
An Essential Tool
As you know venipuncture can be particularly challenging in some patients.
Given this challenge we think you’ll find vein illumination with AccuVein’s breakthrough device as essential for venipuncture as a stethoscope is for examining the heart and lungs.
The benefits of the device for imaging facilities include increased nurse confidence, improved patient satisfaction and reduced delays.