Portable, Hands-Free, Vascular Imaging
Veinsite allows clinicians to detect difficult to see veins, valves, bifurcations, and possible hematoma on patient types ranging from neonates to elderly, darker skin, obese, as well as those with compromised vasculature.
Compared to projection based vein finders, the Veinsite displays the highest quality image and largest viewing area. The Veinsite uses near infrared light that can aid clinicians in reducing multiple IV sticks, unnecessary central lines/PICCs, hospital costs, and concurrently improve nurse efficiency and patient satisfaction scores.
Vascular Access Team and Anesthesia at CHEO are using Veinsite to assist with difficult IV starts of blood draws. Veinsite uses near infrared light that illuminates the veins under the skin and helps us differentiate a healthy vein from sclerotic or damaged one. It is very easy to use, leaving both hands free to do the procedure. This increases the success rate especially in pediatric population. It has improved patient satisfaction and has decreased the cost of supplies because it minimizes the number of IV attempts.Sandra Dragic, RN, CVAA & The Vascular Access Team, CHEO-Ontario, Canada
As an emergency/flight nurse & pediatric educator for over 25 years, as you can imagine, I understand firsthand the issues associated with difficult venous access. These are especially evident in critically ill, injured, or pediatric patients. With that in mind, through Pedi-Ed-Trics Emergency Solutions, for the past several years, we have coordinated hands-on pediatric procedure labs. One of the most requested skills stations has been pediatric IV practice and as such, in 2016, we incorporated use of the Veinsite device for use with live models and manikins. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, and watching attendees faces as they look through the device at each other’s arms is priceless. The most common response is simply, “Why don’t we have this?”From pediatrics to big people, anything that can make the process of finding and accessing a vein for phlebotomy or IV therapy easier should be tried. There are lots of “vein finders” out there and I highly recommend that EMS & hospital based staff try devices such as the Veinsite on all patients of all sizes. Especially beginning with the “easy sticks” as it builds confidence and comfort with the device. Then, when you “really need it, you’ve got it” and know how to use it to get the stick done the first time.Scott DeBoer RN,MSN,CEN,CPEN,CCRN,CFRN,EMT-P Pedi-Ed-Trics Emergency Medical Solutions