Fred Mihm M.D., a Stanford doctor who is involved in Global Health medical missions just returned from India where he and a surgical team provided free surgical care for children with cleft lip/palate defects.
Dr. Mihm brought along an AccuVein AV400 device to not only help on patients with difficult to find veins but also to help avoid placing any IVs with excessively small needles (smaller than a 22 gauge). Dr. Mihm explained that “24 gauge IVs are notoriously unreliable, and often come out in recovery, right when you need them”. He told us he was able to achieve this, even though they anesthetized many small babies (5 kg or 11 pounds).
Congratulations to Dr. Mihm on the 80 surgeries he and his team performed!