New Medical Device Makes Drawing Blood a Cinch

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Say goodbye to pain at the doctor’s office when the nurse draws blood. Christie Medical Holdings recently came up with a less invasive way for professionals to obtain samples from patients.

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The VeinViewer is a machine that sheds light, literally, on veins.

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The tool illuminates the skin with a harmless near-infrared (NIR) light that has the power to display up to 10 mm deep.

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While other elements of the body are not highlighted, the veins are showcased.

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Such feature makes it easy for medical staff to locate the vessel and accurately withdraw blood the first time around.

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Accuracy is definitely the number one benefit of this machine.

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Several professionals have reported a 100 percent precision rate since using the VeinViewer when obtaining blood specimens.

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Others have said that the device decreases the need for catheter lines by 30 percent.

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The VeinViewer also detects valves and bifurcations.

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They can be used to determine which blood vessel is best to use when patients have rolling veins as well.

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This unique machine is currently used in 40 countries throughout the world. Learn more about Christie Medical Holdings at the company’s website and on Facebook.

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Source: MyModernMet


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