Right Way Medical has spent a considerable amount of time in hospitals viewing things from a patient’s perspective. Among the critical and life-saving work we’ve witnessed, one issue seemed to occur with unexpected frequency – the average number of IV access attempts was far greater than the 2-3 industry standard. This was true for experienced clinicians as well as those fresh out of clinical training.
There are a number of issues related to increased vascular access attempts, including patient safety, practitioner and hospital liability, and complications like thrombosis, arterial puncture and vessel damage. So we set out to find a solution to more reliable vascular access.
In the summer of 2013, we had the pleasure of being introduced to several individuals that were involved with Tech Columbus, an Ohio based organization that connects product innovators with the local business community. During our time spent with these individuals we were introduced to Dale Siegel, President and Founder of InfraRed Imaging System (INRIS Medical) and realized we had found our answer.
Dale had developed a product that would allow clinicians to visualize vessels for Peripheral IV’s (PIV’s) and Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs) in pediatrics and neonates on a high-resolution screen. At that time, we set up an official demonstration and presentation and the relationship between Right Way Medical and InfraRed Imaging Systems began.
Right Way Medical has been approved to offer the InfraRed Imaging System throughout the country and is focusing its presentations to clinicians in the NICU and PACU units of various hospitals throughout the country. The responses that we have received have been outstanding. Clinicians have been very pleased with the quality of the images that the Vascular Viewer provides along with a very intuitive and easy approach to vascular access specifically in neonates and pediatric patients.
If this scenario relates to you and you are a clinician that is looking for a product that can enhance a successful IV start and stick rate, contact us or visit our information on vascular access. There you can find more information about the VascularViewer®.