AccuVein, creator of the AV300, the world’s only hand-held, non-contact vein illumination device, announced that to date it has sold and installed 64 units to Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit healthcare systems in the USA.
Veinpuncture is the most common invasive medical procedure worldwide with an estimated 2.7 million procedures conducted every day in the United States alone. Studies show that up to one third of these attempts to access a vein fail the first time, creating unnecessary patient discomfort as well as additional costs. The AV300 helps healthcare professionals locate veins for blood draw, IV infusion and blood donation by projecting a safe pattern of light on a patient’s skin that reveals the position of underlying veins.
“The AccuVein AV300 is portable and easy to use,” said Jackie Malamitsas, clinical manager for the Patient Transition Center at Banner Desert Medical Center. “Working in patient transition, I find the device very helpful because we frequently have to place IVs in patients that are being admitted to the hospital.”
The AV300 is in use at more than 1,000 hospitals and available for sale in 88 countries worldwide.