Posted on August 21 2012
Veinlite LED is a unique and versatile product, which allows for the simple and easy location of veins. With this tool, needle sticks for IV starts and blood draws, are more efficient and provide less stress and pain to the patient. The reason for this is the 24 LED illuminating lights on the unit that illuminate the vein area making vein location a quick and easy process, even on patients who are overweight or dark skinned.
Veinlite LED offers a special, patented side-transillumination technique which is responsible for Veinlite’s ability to locate veins anywhere in the body. Produced is a bright, concentrated light, focused in the center of the ring, which illuminates superficial tissues inside the ringed area. The 24 Led lights come in 2 different colors – half the lights are a high-contrast orange, while the others are a deep red. The lights can be used together or individually. If used individually, each color allows for maximum versatility and accurate use on patients of all ages and skin tones. This unique vein finding tool runs on 2 “AA” alkaline batteries for easy, portable use throughout hospitals, clinics, or physicians’ offices.
The unit locates veins easily through a simple lighting process. De-oxygenated blood in the veins absorbs the light emitted by the illuminated ring. This process allows the vein walls to appear as dark lines within the skin, making the practitioner’s job simple. Needle insertion is made even easier by adding a little pressure to the unit. By pressing down gently, the skin and vein will stretch and swell, allowing for enhanced accuracy and easy insertion.
The Veinlite LED medical instrument includes a removable ring illuminator (autoclavable), and disposable barrier covers, which allow the instrument to be used on multiple patients without cross contamination. This versatile vein instrument if great for all types of patients, including:
- Children of all ages - Adults of all ages - Patients with darker skin - Overweight patients - Patients with hard to find veins
The Veinlite unit offers an 85% access accuracy rate, which is less pain and repetitive sticks for a caregiver’s patient. It also offers 74% standard care accuracy rate, impacting quality control practices in a positive manner. Broken down simply, the Veinlite provides:
- Fewer IV access failures - Fewer needle sticks - Less wasted supplies - Less pain for the patient
Great for use by EMS, Paramedics, Nurses, and Doctors, this tool helps save time and prevents unnecessary pain to be inflicted upon the patient. In addition, it is a great tool to assist medical students in learning accuracy in vein location.