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Christie VeinViewer to be Showcased in Emergency Department Simulator at ACEP 2014 Innovated

Publication Date: 10/23/2014

ACEP/CHICAGO – (October 23, 2014) – Christie VeinViewer® is one of only a handful of medical technologies chosen to exhibit at this year’s  ACEP innovatED, a simulated emergency department inside the 2014 American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Scientific Assembly. It is open to all ACEP14 attendees from October 27 to October 29 at McCormick Place West in Chicago.A special media tour is scheduled for 9 a.m. on October 27. Reporters can obtain credentials for free access to the exhibit hall in the media relations office, room W181A, McCormick Place West.

VeinViewer will be used in two of the three innovatED trauma bays and in the diagnostics* and therapeutics area of the simulated emergency department. VeinViewer is a vein visualization device that projects a real-time, HD image of a patient’s veins onto the surface of the skin. The technology is used to help in everything from blood draws to IV starts.“Getting an IV started quickly is a critical step in an emergency situation,” said Christie VeinViewer Product Manager Erin Shelton. “Many ED patients require intravenous access to receive fluids and medications. VeinViewer helps the ED clinician start a line by showing them the optimal site for peripheral vascular access. VeinViewer works regardless of the patient’s size, age, skin tone or disease state.”

The simulated emergency department is complete with patient check in, three, fully equipped trauma bays, a communications and technology center and more. Adding to the emergency department feel, organizers will run emergency codes inside innovatED during exhibit hours, and present visitors with different trauma case scenarios. The idea is to mimic the look and feel of a real emergency department while giving visitors a sneak peek at some of the ED technology of the future. “InnovatED exemplifies the innovative spirit of emergency medicine and showcases cutting edge products and services in a true-to-life model emergency department,” explained Alex Rosenau, DO, FACEP, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

VeinViewer uses harmless, near-infrared light and DLP® technologies to project an image of venous patterns up to 10mm deep and blood patterns up to 15mm.  It is proven to increase first-stick success rates and patient satisfaction by up to 100%. VeinViewer technology was developed with the aid of the engineering ca​pabilities and resources of parent company Christie Digital Systems, a leading global visual technology firm with more than 85 years of experience in the projection system industry.

To learn more about Christie product offerings: VeinViewer Vision2, VeinViewer VisionXTND 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 a mobile vascular imaging system that allows health care providers to clearly see accessible vasculature as a real time HD image, directly on the surface of the skin. VeinViewer is manufactured in the USA. 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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.DLP® is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments.
*VeinViewer is not a diagnostic tool.