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Intravenous (IV) Access

Intravenous (IV) Access

Intravenous (IV) access is one of the primary ways to give treatment to patients, either in cases of emergency or otherwise (e.g. Chemotherapy, preoperative local or general anesthesia, etc.).

IV access consists of the insertion of a needle into the vein in order to extract blood for sampling or to inject medical fluids or infusions (with or without a cannula) into blood for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.

IV access is a simple procedure that can be complexified by different factors, including skin color, baby skins, drug abuse, etc. All of these factors affect the vein visibility, making it quite challenging to find.

Facing a challenge with intravenous (IV) access is something very common and presents a challenge for many medical professionals.

On average, it takes between two to three attempts to succeed in setting up a patient peripheral IV site, and it’s been reported that hard IV access happens in ED patients 10% to 30% of the time. For patients with difficult venous access, locating a vein is a defy for even the most experienced nurses or doctors.

A difficult IV start brings exasperation and anxiety to any practitioner, while their aim is to avoid any additional discomfort to the patient. Luckily, there is a solution to relieve all of this tension.

SIFSOF Vein Finder SIFVEIN-4.2 is a Handheld Infrared Vein illuminator. Taking advantage of different absorption rates of near-infrared light, this technology designed to aid healthcare professionals find and evaluate suitable veins for safe and efficient IV access even on patients with the most difficult venous access.

SIFVEIN products are designed to use with patients with dark skin or suffering from obesity or simply having small blood vessels.

SIFVEIN provides a wide range of products (portable, desk type, head-mounted 3D, etc.) with different accessories that adapt to the needs of both the doctor and the patient. They are based on the emission of light that illuminates the veins beneath the skin surface, and henceforth, it becomes more visible.

Vein finders are of paramount importance, in all medical fields, in order to make IV access easier, safer and less painful.

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Disclaimer: Although the information we provide is used by different doctors and medical staff to perform their procedures and clinical applications, the information contained in this article is for consideration only. SIFSOF is not responsible neither for the misuse of the device nor for the wrong or random generalization of the device in all clinical applications or procedures mentioned in our articles. Users must have the proper training and skills to perform the procedure with each vein finder device.

The products mentioned in this article are only for sale to medical staff (doctors, nurses, certified practitioners, etc.) or to private users assisted by or under the supervision of a medical professional.  

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