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Christie Medical Holdings to exhibit VeinViewer technology at INS 2018

VeinViewer improves venipuncture procedure for patients, clinicians

Publication Date: 5/15/2018

MEMPHIS, Tenn.- (May 15, 2018) - Christie® Medical Holdings, a global leader in near infrared vein finder technology, will be showcasing VeinViewer® Flex and VeinViewer Vision2 at INS 2018 in the Huntington Convention Center, Cleveland, OH, May 19-22.

Nurses know how to find a vein when preparing for peripheral IV catheter placement or a blood draw. However, patients with hard-to-find veins can be especially challenging. Vein finder technology, such as VeinViewer, is accepted as necessary for difficult venous access patients to reduce the anxiety and pain associated with multiple IV stick attempts.

VeinViewer reduces the time needed for starting an IV catheter and improves first stick success rates. VeinViewer technology uses near infrared light to create a real-time HD image of the patient’s veins directly on the skin. VeinViewer lets clinicians see vein structures including valves and bifurcations, which aids in pre-stick decision making for the point of insertion in venipuncture procedures and can help avoid complications.

In its recently released Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice, the Infusion Nursing Society mandates the use of vein visualization technology, including near infrared light technology, for patients with difficult venous access or after failed venipuncture attempts. Additionally, the INS recommends that vein visualization technology be used to increase success with peripheral cannulation and decrease the need for central venous access device insertion.

“VeinViewer is the only device of its kind clinically proven to improve the patient experience and impact the quality of care when inserting peripheral IVs,” said George Pinho, president, Christie Medical Holdings. “In light of the recently updated Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice by the INS that highlights the benefits of vein visualization technology, we’re excited to demonstrate VeinViewer at INS 2018 so clinicians can see firsthand the positive impact our technology has on venous access and patient care.”

Christie Medical Holdings will be displaying VeinViewer at INS 2018 at booth 517, from May 19-21. B.Braun Medical, Inc. is a distributor of VeinViewer.

To learn more about Christie vein finding devices: VeinViewer Vision2 and VeinViewer Flex please visit www.christiemed.com.

About Christie Medical Holdings, Inc.

Christie Medical Holdings Inc. is a global company based in Memphis, Tenn., that discovers, develops and commercializes medical technologies. The company’s market-leading product, VeinViewer, is manufactured in the USA. It is a mobile vein imaging system that allows health care providers to clearly see accessible veins as a real time HD image, directly on the surface of the skin. Christie Medical Holdings Inc. is owned by Christie Digital Systems Inc., a global visual technologies company and a subsidiary of Ushio Inc., Japan (JP:6925). For more information on Christie Digital Systems or Christie Medical Holdings, visit www.christiemed.com.

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