“I am a difficult stick patient; my veins are deep and not easy to access,” Connie Peppas, Manager at NextVein.
“When I was in the hospital, I brought my device with me to reduce my stick times and pain. The nurses refused to use the unit.
They continued to blindly try to access my veins (unsuccessfully), until they had to escalate to a new nurse from the ICU. When the new nurse finally came down hours later, I insisted that she use my device.”
NextVein uses augmented reality to project the vein pattern on patient skin, bringing clarity and simplicity to clinicians. Studies show, the crisp projection helps clinicians lower sticks from 2.5 to 1.4 attempts per patient in approximately 1/3 the time.
“Not only did she get me on the first stick, but she could also actually see where they had missed me and where the blood had pooled.
Her comment to me afterwards was why wouldn’t anybody want to use this device?”
Weather vein avoidance through for injectables, increasing contrast in imaging centers, or managing sicker patients, vein visualization is included in the standard of care throughout the infusion industry.
Long Term Care
- Higher accuracy needed for weaker veins
- Escalation may cause patient to go to outside facility
- Escalation is very expensive in home environment
- Patient satisfaction is key for retention
Hospitals & Imaging Centers
- Wide variety of patient population and staff skill level can make the solution
- Can also bring clarity to blood draw
- Great for contrasting
Aesthetics & Dental
- Great for vein avoidance for injectables
- Patient satisfaction is a key driver
“Vein visualization is becoming the standard of care within the healthcare market. Once a technology reaches this stage, to continue the growth requires a low-cost solution, together with a broad distribution strategy and world class service. We saw a gap in the market for a device-company with these attributes and we started NextVein to fulfill these needs.
The greatest strength of the system is that you can use it as a handheld device to quickly assess the patient and then put it in the arm so you have both of your hands free to perform the procedure as you normally would. Easy!”
The National Infusion Center Association recently published their thoughts on the advantages of including the right devices for independent infusion centers to increase patient satisfaction, and yes, they did compare it to a Billy Joel song.
As these devices may feel unfamiliar to some, we believe hands on training can be best way to learn.
“Push the power button, shine the device on the patient, and hold it so the words are in focus. That’s it, you’re seeing veins.”