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richmaus

Accuvein use in the NICU

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I was wondering if anyone had experience with using the AccuVein in the NICU at all? It looks like it used a lot in the adult and paediatric populations but I haven't been able to find any information regarding its use or suitability in the NICU? Would be great to hear feedback from anyone that has used it!! I have attached an information sheet as well as link to their website.

Thanks

Richard

https://www.mundipharma.com.au/products/accuvein/?

AccuVein info sheet.pdf

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We use the AccuVein from time to time. It is not my favorite assist & I usually just use an overbed bright light. The light seem to actually blur the vein so it will appear slightly larger than it actually is, so it is best to approach straight on centered. If you are used to sliding in from the side of the vein you will likely miss. With the lights off & the red glow it is easy to miss the start of the flashback so you might go in too far too fast. I have taken to going very slow with an off/on, off/on of the overbed light.

best, Gayle

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