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Best way to start IVs on patients with "difficult" veins
Update:2017-02-10
An intravenous (or IV for short) line is one of the most common, important tools in modern medicine. IVs allow healthcare professionals to administer fluids, blood products, and medications directly into a patient's bloodstream via a small tube. This allows rapid absorption and precise control over the dosage of the substance administered, which is vital for a variety of medical procedures, including giving fluids to treat dehydration, giving blood to a patient losing it rapidly, or issuing antibiotic treatments. You may know how to insert a peripheral IV catheter, but it's not easy to start IVs for patients with “difficult” veins. Getting an IV catheter started with one attempt and without any undo patient anxiety can be difficult to accomplish at all times. Not being able to find or choose a good vein site is 60 to 70% of the problem most nurses have starting an IV. 

There are a few ways to help nurses to start IVs on patients with difficult venous access, such as warm up the arm, hydrate the patients or use palpation to find veins. These way may do some help for finding veins, but not enough for patients with difficult venous access. Using visualization devices is a more efficient way to improve the success rate of IV starting on patients with difficult venous access. It becomes more and more popular and important for both nurses and patients. Current Infusion Nurses Society (INS) Standards of Practice support use of visualization devices when performing IV insertion procedures. Devices like ultrasound machines and vein finder decrease the number of venipuncture attempts made on patients with difficult venous access.

Our Projection Vein Finder is the best choice for nurses to find veins and evaluating veins while starting IVs. O
ur device is non-invasive, it is designed to project an image of superficial, subcutaneous vascular structures on the surface of the skin to improve healthcare standards.