Vein Visualization Becoming Training Standard in Medical Education

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AccuVein AV400 Used for Student Instruction in Variety of Schools

AccuVein AV400 device in action

AccuVein Inc., the global leader in vein visualization today announced that a wide range of schools are incorporating vein illumination devices into student instruction. The AccuVein AV400 is the world’s only hand-held, non-contact vein illumination device. It highlights the patient’s vasculature on the skin’s surface in order to improve access to veins for IV starts and blood draws.

Saint Anselm College, a 125 year-old liberal arts college in New Hampshire, is using AccuVein devices for instruction in their labs. “AccuVein has been an invaluable teaching tool. It gives students confidence and enhances their knowledge of vasculature and of venipuncture procedures,” explains Stacy Toupin, Clinical Laboratory Manager. “Students also appreciate that they are learning using the latest technology.”

The American University of Integrative Sciences, St. Maarten School of Medicine recently acquired AccuVein devices as part of their training regimen. Dr. Kalkidan Bekeli, professor of Clinical Medicine at AUIS said, “The impact of students training with the AccuVein AV400 is that they are becoming more proficient, more quickly at locating and assessing the vasculature.” The AccuVein technology is also being used at the Sint Maarten Medical Center where, Milo Pinckney, CEO of AUIS’s administration, says, “It is substantially enhancing the provision of care and improving upon the comfort of patients treated at the facility.”

Because venipuncture is the most common invasive medical procedure with an estimated 2.7 million procedures conducted every day in the United States alone, it is critical for students to become proficient at venous access. The AccuVein device can help reduce the need for multiple needle sticks, with the ultimate goal of improving patient care and the time to access veins. A recent study showed a striking 45% reduction in escalation calls following the implementation of the AccuVein AV400, with 81% of the nurses reporting an improved ability to cannulate veins.

About AccuVein Inc.
AccuVein Inc. is the global leader in vein visualization. AccuVein is the world’s only hand-held, non-contact vein illumination solution. It allows healthcare professionals to see a map of peripheral veins on the skin’s surface with the goal of accessing or avoiding veins. It is built on proprietary technology as embodied in its growing patent portfolio that covers a broad range of imaging and medical diagnostic technologies. AccuVein is in use at more than 3,000 facilities and available for sale in over 120 countries worldwide. To see a demonstration of AccuVein in action, please visit http://www.accuvein.com.

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