Finding a vein can be a heavy task, even for the most skilled phlebotomy professionals. However, thanks to advancements in technology finding veins for blood draw has been made much easier. Gone are the days of manually hunting for the perfect spot to draw.
With the best vein finder device in your hands it takes the guesswork out of finding the right veins for blood draw. Vein Finding devices are generally made to be handheld, and use a LED infrared light to give a visual mapping of the veins. It is important to note that even with these devices a Phlebotomist, Nurse or Medical Professional will still rely on their expertise to complete the IV or blood draw.
Many still fear the dreaded needle. This common fear is often exasperated by the experience of having a nurse make an IV mistake by missing the vein. A new piece of technology could put an end to missed veins once and for all.
Vein Finding Devices consist of a LED infrared light that is held over the skin. Hemoglobin in the blood then absorbs the light and veins appear in contrast to other tissue. This gives the blood taker a visual representation of veins and a better idea of where to stick.
This revolutionary piece of equipment is imperative in situations where finding a vein is a major challenge. In the hospital, especially during nighttime hours or when a stat result is needed.
Patients who are elderly, obese, dark-skinned, hypovolemic, have a history of IV drug use, or have chronic illness those who are classified as a “difficult stick.” For these patients, even the antecubital vein may prove difficult to find. As well, for patients admitted to the hospital who are critically ill, it can be problematic performing a blood draw if the antecubital area or a central line is not accessible.
The vein finder minimizes stick attempts, relieves needle-anxious persons and serves perfectly in difficult situations.
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 randomgeneralizability 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.