MEMPHIS, Tenn. – (February 10, 2016) – The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing received an in-kind gift from Christie Medical Holdings, Inc. of a VeinViewer® Vision vein finder for the nursing school simulation lab. This donation will help students as they learn how to start an IV and draw blood, combining technology with traditional technique.
“VeinViewer is a wonderful new addition to our Simulation Lab and gives students extra confidence when learning best practices in venipuncture,” said Dean Shelley F. Conroy, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE, Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing. “This high tech device will provide students with a state-of-the-art venipuncture techniques and vital hands-on skills.”
The Christie VeinViewer system is the first and only device to use harmless near-infrared light to detect patient vasculature and then project a real-time, high definition image of the vein pattern directly on the skin surface. Nurses can quickly find more options for accessing a patient’s veins. A more thorough assessment with VeinViewer means patients may avoid multiple needle sticks and possible future complications sometimes associated with peripheral IV (PIV) access.
“We are really pleased that Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing students will be using the Christie VeinViewer as part of their training in venipuncture procedures,” said George Pinho, president, Christie Medical Holdings, Inc. “It is the only device of its kind that has been clinically proven to increase both first-stick success and patient satisfaction by up to 100 percent while reducing PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) lines placed due to inability to gain PIV access by over 30 percent.”
About Christie Medical Holdings, Inc.
Christie Medical Holdings Inc. is a global company based in Memphis, Tenn., that discovers, develops and commercializes medical technologies. The company’s market-leading product, VeinViewer, is manufactured in the USA. It is a mobile vascular imaging system that allows health care providers to clearly see accessible vasculature as a real time HD image, directly on the surface of the skin. Christie Medical Holdings Inc. is owned by Christie Digital Systems Inc., a global visual technologies company and a subsidiary of Ushio Inc., Japan (JP:6925). For more information on Christie Digital Systems or Christie Medical Holdings, visit www.christiemed.com.
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