Although in most cases a clinician can easily identify and access the veins of their patient’s, there are those patients with hard to find veins, such as the obese, elderly and patients with dark skin. Data collected in hospital settings show that as a result of patients with hard to find veins, multiple sticks occur on twenty-five (25%) percent of patients. By using the Venoscope II, a clinician can reduce multiple sticks and increase the first stick success rate toward the l00% mark.
The use of the Venoscope II is a non-invasive procedure, and is done by placing the Venoscope II on the surface of the skin of a patient in such a way that the high intensity light of Venoscope II is projected into the subcutaneous tissue of a patient. The light causes the veins of a patient to contrast with the surrounding tissue, thereby making it easier to locate veins suitable for IV therapy and blood draws.