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How does a vein finder works?

A vein finder are optical devices that uses infrared light to create an image and superimpose project it onto the viewing area

The device emits near-infrared light (NIR) onto the body and interprets the light reflected back by surrounding tissue.

It then projects an image onto the body in real-time to highlight the veins.

With a map of the patient’s veins clearly displayed in front of you, getting a good, clean puncture is vastly simplified.

Benefits of using a vein finder

1. It helps improve accuracy when taking blood samples or inserting IVs,

2. It reduces the number of complications associated with taking blood samples or inserting IVs.

3. It also reduces pain and discomfort for patient as needles can be inserted into the vein more accurately.

4. It saves time as veins can be locate quickly and easily

5. It can be used on patients of all ages including infants and children

6. Easy to use and relatively affordable.

How can you rate the accuracy of a vein finder?

While vein finders can be helpful, they are not perfect.
The light used by these devices does not penetrate deeply into the skin, so it cannot always accurately locate deeper veins.
In addition, vein finders can sometimes give false readings when used on patients with dark skin tones.
The biggest pro is that they can help reduce anxiety for both patients and nurses by helping locate veins quickly and efficiently.
However, the cost of purchasing and maintaining these machines as well as the required training for staff may make them too expensive or impractical for some hospitals.

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