AccuVein, Inc. today announced that its AccuVein AV400 vein visualization device was awarded the coveted Innovative Technology designation by Novation at its Innovative Technology Expo that was held in September. The Expo identifies healthcare products that improve patient outcomes and enhance patient and provider safety.
The AccuVein AV400 was awarded the Innovative Technology designation following a review by more than 200 attendees from hospitals around the United States who serve on a Novation council or task force and participated in the Expo. These key opinion leaders indicated the AccuVein AV400 offered incremental benefit over other products available on the market.
Venipuncture is the most common invasive medical procedure with an estimated 2.7 million procedures conducted every day in the United States alone. The AccuVein vein illumination device can help reduce the need for multiple needle sticks, with the ultimate goal of improving patient care and the time to access veins. A recent study showed a striking 45% reduction in escalation calls following the implementation of the AccuVein AV400, with 81% of the nurses reporting an improved ability to cannulate veins. The Infusion Nurses Society is now recommending the use of vein visualization in their 2014 guidelines.
“Accuvein AV400’s ability to decrease, and in some cases avoid, emotional and physical stress associated with difficult intravenous access was recognized by Novation-served hospital representatives at the Novation Innovative Technology Expo,” said Olya Carter, RN and Senior Clinical Manager at Novation. “We are pleased by the potential for improved patient outcomes demonstrated by the Accuvein AV400.”
About AccuVein, Inc.
AccuVein, Inc. (accuvein.com) is the global leader in vein visualization. AccuVein is the world’s only hand-held, non-contact vein illumination solution. It allows healthcare professionals to see a map of peripheral veins on the skin’s surface with the goal of accessing or avoiding veins. It is built on proprietary technology as embodied in its growing patent portfolio that covers a broad range of imaging and medical diagnostic technologies. AccuVein is in use at more than 3,000 facilities and available for sale in over 120 countries worldwide.
About Novation, Recipient of the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Inside Certification
Novation (novationco.com) is the nation’s leading health care services company, focused on revolutionizing operational performance for more than 100,000 members and affiliates of VHA Inc., UHC, Children’s Hospital Association and Provista LLC. Novation’s progressive approach to cost performance, data and intelligence, and integrated advisory solutions helps health care providers envision and advance new models of cost-effective, high-quality care. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Novation is committed to the highest standards of ethical behavior and twice has been honored with the Ethisphere Institute’s coveted Ethics Inside® Certification, and has been named three years consecutively to Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list.