New Medical Device Makes Drawing Blood a Cinch
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.
The VeinViewer is a machine that sheds light, literally, on veins.
The tool illuminates the skin with a harmless near-infrared (NIR) light that has the power to display up to 10 mm deep.
While other elements of the body are not highlighted, the veins are showcased.
Such feature makes it easy for medical staff to locate the vessel and accurately withdraw blood the first time around.
Accuracy is definitely the number one benefit of this machine.
Several professionals have reported a 100 percent precision rate since using the VeinViewer when obtaining blood specimens.
Others have said that the device decreases the need for catheter lines by 30 percent.
The VeinViewer also detects valves and bifurcations.
They can be used to determine which blood vessel is best to use when patients have rolling veins as well.
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.