Verification of technical characteristics and performance of VeinViewer Flex, ICEN IN-G090-2 and AccuVein AV400 transillumination devices
Published in Clinica Chimica Acta.
Adrijana Dorotić, Ivona Kuktić, Dora Vuljanić, Ana-Maria Šimundić
Paper presented by Dr. Kathleen Trychta and selected by the NIDA TDI Paper of the Month Committee
Publication Brief Description
Venous blood sampling and intravenous injections are two of the most widely used procedures in healthcare. Despite being routine procedures, locating appropriate veins remains challenging in pediatric patients and elderly patients as well as in patients who are dehydrated or have collapsed veins. Failed attempts to access useful veins can be painful, stressful, and traumatic to the patient.
The authors describe a transillumination device that uses near infrared light-emitting diodes to visualize superficial veins and project a real-time image of the veins directly on the surface of the skin. This emerging technology has potential applications both clinically and pre-clinically to improve successful venipuncture for blood sampling and injection of therapeutics in challenging patient populations.
In: Clin Chim Acta, vol. 519, pp. 40–47, 2021, ISSN: 1873-3492.