Going to the doctor isn’t really that much fun. Filled with anxiety and nervousness, you patiently wait for what he or she will say- what the diagnosis is and what to do about it. This can range from a possible minute sickness to something you don’t even want to imagine. Further, when visiting our trusted physicians, I think there’s this specific thing all of us hate- needles! And it is quite inevitable to experience the prick for even once in your life.
More so, even experienced medical professionals can miss a vein sometimes. And the throbbing ache that comes after it could continue to your precious home, leaving you bad and weird bruises. But at last! A new bionic lens has been created and it could give everyone better than a 20/20 vision. This might be your new bestfriend.
This device called VeinViewer uses harmless, near-infrared light to show precisely where veins are located- so, no more guessing! It was designed by Memphis-based company, Christie Medical Holdings to easily find veins and allow doctors to project them onto the arm in real time. It works through a special light that the hemoglobin in the blood absorbs and the surrounding tissues (skin) reflect, creating a digital image of the blood vessels. This amazing innovation can even find veins up to 0.4 inches deep!
It has a "fine detail" mode that boosts the contrast, showing more detailed patterns that can be of big help to practitioners in locating the best place to where the needle should be injected.
"Only VeinViewer can provide pre-, during and post-access benefits throughout the entire vascular access procedure," said Christie Medical Holdings' president, George Pinho.
Now, giving blood and IV has become a less worrisome process. Though it wouldn’t eliminate the actual sting, at least you’ll only be experiencing it one at a time and without a hitch.