The following FAQs address basic VeinViewer® imaging and vascular access questions. These are a quick reference and use of VeinViewer is not intended to replace clinical protocol.
Q: Does VeinViewer depict arteries in addition to veins?
A: An artery may be visualized if it falls within the viewing depth of VeinViewer, up to 10 mm for peripheral veins and up to 15 mm for blood patterns. In many patients, arteries are not visible in the projected image due to the depth of the artery and/or the presence of connective tissue.
Q: Can I use this anywhere on the body? Scalp Veins?
A: Yes. You can assess a patient’s vasculature from head to toe with one exception: VeinViewer is not intended for use on the eyes, due to its use of a bright LED light to create the projected image.
Q: Will it heat the patient’s skin? Should I be concerned about laser eye issues?
A: No. VeinViewer does not contain light sources with enough intensity to cause body heating or skin damage with prolonged use nor does it use laser technology.
Q: Can I see the vein if it rolls?
A: If the vessel is clearly visible within the projected image, you may see it rolling. VeinViewer projects the image in real-time, allowing you to see the location and orientation of the vasculature and any movement of the vessels that may occur.
Q: Can I see infiltration and flushing of an IV?
A: You may be able to see hemoglobin leaking into the surrounding tissue if present within the viewing depth of VeinViewer. Detection of a hematoma with VeinViewer may help avoid an infiltration. Similarly you may be able to see the flushing of the vein as fluid disperses the blood column.
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