Infusion Nurse Blog Article on Vein Illumination Devices

An article about vein illumination devices was posted in April 2012 to the Infusion Nurse Blog. The article explains that the devices,”can make the venipuncture experience much more tolerable, improves patient satisfaction and eliminates sticking patients veins blindly.” The Infusion Nurse Blog is written by Cora Vizcarra. Cora is a certified registered nurse in infusion…

Challenges Facing Hospital Executives

When you are talking with hospital executives you’ve got only a few minutes and you want to hit the key points as quickly as you can. The hard-hitting slides from Scott’s presentation are a perfect platform for discussion. You can access Scott’s presentation, Challenges Facing Hospital Executives,

Patient Study Reveals that Vein Illumination Improves Satisfaction

We asked a large group of patients to share their thoughts about the use of vein illumination technology. We wanted to understand its impact on how a patient would perceive the quality of a hospital or clinic. Patient satisfaction is a key measurement of success. Learn what patients said about Improving Patient Satisfaction After seeing…

The Cost of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections

This article, The Cost of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections, was found in the Sept/Oct 2011 issue of The Journal of Infusion Nursing. The article summarizes what is currently known about the cost of CRBSI’s in the ICU setting. The cost of CRBSIs ranges from $33,000 to $75,000, with reimbursement that tends to be $26,000 less than…

Nursery Expansion Includes State-of-the-Art Equipment

An article ran today in the online edition of the Summerville Patch highlighting the expansion of the nursery at Summerville Medical Center (Scott’s account!) in South Carolina. The article mentions their advanced technology, including an Accuvein device that reduces the number of IV and blood draw sticks in neonates. Read the article here

Doctor Uses AccuVein for Help With Vascular Surgery

An advocate of AccuVein in Brazil, Dr. Rodrigo Kikuchi, is a reknown vascular surgeon. Here’s a short video that Dr. Kikuchi took showing a AccuVein being used in a foam sclerotherapy procedure to identify the vein and show the foam being injected into the vein.