Accuvein’s technology allows healthcare professionals to look beneath the skin and visualise a complete map of their patient’s veins.
Using near-infrared (NIR) imaging technology, Accuvein draws a map of the body’s veins on top of the skin, displaying the veins as dark lines on a bright green background or as bright green lines on a dark background using the inverse mode. Two lasers work together to show veins under the skin up to 10mm deep. This 10 oz. hand-held device is easy to transport and comes with additional add-ons to improve convenience, such as the single-use protective covers that keep the device safe without compromising the quality of the projection. Additionally, the extended reach stand is available to hold the device and charge it simultaneously. Since it’s on wheels, it’s perfect for bedside use. Similarly, the portable, hands-free solution offered to accompany the Accuvein can clamp onto any pole, and the flexible arm will hold the device, allowing it to be used in even the most hard-to-reach places.
Accuvein eases the problem of drawing blood or administering a drip on individuals who have veins that are difficult to find due to age, weight, skin tone and dehydration. A multitude of healthcare practices can benefit from using Accuvein. For example, clinicians completing cosmetic procedures can use the device to avoid veins, subsequently minimising bruising that frequently occurs after such procedures. Surgery, imaging, long-term care, infusion, and dental centres can all use the product.
According to Accuvein’s website, 45% fewer escalations occurred while using their vein-mapping technology, and a 63% reduction in needlestick issues on complex patients, such as children, have been observed. Further, these practices have saved over $350 000 annually, specifically saving $4.52 per patient. Currently, Accuvein is available in over 130 countries worldwide and can be purchased or rented through a verified distributor.