AccuVein AV300

 

 
 
 

Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P | | Wednesday, October 14, 2009


When paramedic students are taught how to achieve IV access, theyÌre told to look for a large vein fairly close to the surface of the skin. Seasoned paramedics have learned to "look" with their finger tips, knowing that many patients do not have easily visible large veins. TheAccuVein AV300 eliminates the need for either of these techniques. The easy-to-use handheld device operates on the principle that hemoglobin has a different infrared signature than the surrounding tissues. This difference is sensed, illuminating the positions of the veins on the skinÌs surface directly above the veins, allowing you to "see" the vasculature pattern in real time on the arm. Now youÌll know if the vein is straight or curves sharply just under the skin and make appropriate decisions on how to best accomplish IV insertion.

VITALS

Size: 8"

Weight: 10 oz.

Power: Rechargeable

Cost: $4,500

Rental cost: From $99/month

816/997-9400

www.accuvein.com




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