Monticello healthcare workers have gained the ability to see a patient’s veins before poking them with a needle. After receiving a $14,000 grant in early February, Indiana University Health White Memorial Hospital now has a second VeinViewer Vision 2 gadget. According to Jennifer Hicks, manager of surgical services at IU Health White, It is a technology that enables nurses and clinicians to discover a person’s veins, particularly those that are hard stick.
A VeinViewer was purchased for the first-floor emergency room in 2018. The VeinViewer was taught to all nursing units, and they found it effective for difficult-to-stick patients. The surgical and inpatient units borrow it on a daily basis and carry it from floor to floor. This piece of equipment has been utilized on more than 90% of the patients in every department.
What Is VeinViewer Version 2 All About?
VeinViewer Vision2 is the most advanced version of VeinViewer. It is feasible to analyze a patient from head to toe with MaxReach without shifting the unit’s base. The hospital-grade VeinViewer Vision2 was designed to be used throughout the entire facility. Because of its articulating arm and flexible wrist joint, VeinViewer Vision2 is easy to move and position. Place VeinViewer Vision2 by the patient’s bedside and use a few fingertips to move the device’s head to examine the patient from head to toe. It is not necessary to move the thing.
No other vascular imaging device offers as many customization options as VeinViewer Vision2. A clinician can use VeinViewer Vision2 to change the color of the projected image, resize it, invert it, improve it with the fine detail option, change its brightness, or capture and save a PNG file of it. The advantage of all this customization is that the doctor can choose the setting that best portrays both her own image and her patient’s vasculature.
What Is the VeinViewer Vission2 Process?
Because of its HD images and unique Df2 (Digital full field) technology, VeinViewer is the only vein illuminator that serves all patients during the whole Pre, During, and Post vascular access process. Blood absorbs near-infrared light that is projected and reflects it back to the tissue surrounding it. The data is recorded, processed, and projected digitally in real-time directly onto the skin’s surface. It provides an accurate, real-time image of the patient’s blood pattern.
Using VeinViewer’s patented AVINTM (Active Vascular Imaging Navigation) technology, you can see clinically relevant veins up to 10 mm in diameter and blood patterns up to 15 mm deep. With VeinViewer, clinicians may observe peripheral veins, bifurcations, and valves as well as monitor vein filling and flushing in real time. By using visualization before, during, and after surgery, clinicians may be able to avoid the effects of inadvertent puncture. Not just the stick, but the overall vascular access procedure, needs to be improved.
The device, which is positioned at the patient’s bedside and resembles a typical IV stand, uses an arm extension to shine near-infrared light onto the patient’s skin. The surrounding tissue of the veins then reflects the light back to a digital camera. The interior blood of veins does not reflect light. A processing unit inside the camera allows for real-time viewing of the patient’s vasculature by enhancing photos with contrast before digitally projecting them on the skin’s surface. This allows the healthcare expert to select the best vein before the needle ever touches the skin.
Using this technology, team members can see clinically significant veins up to 10 millimeters deep and blood patterns up to 15 millimeters deep. We can monitor the filling and flushing of veins in real time and can observe peripheral veins, bifurcations, and valves, according to Hicks.
More than $600,000 in grants from the IU Health Foundation were given to IU Health hospitals all around the state earlier this year for initiatives aimed at making Indiana one of the nation’s healthiest states. The grant funds helped the foundation meet its financing priorities of relationships, advancement, and people.