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AccuVein AV300 makes IV possible even in the dark

By Damir Beciri
43 Comments26 May 2009

av300.jpgAccuVein applies advanced technologies to important healthcare challenges. AccuVein AV300 is the world’s first hand-held, non-contact vein illumination device that helps healthcare professionals locate hard-to-find veins. IV starts and blood draws (venipuncture) can be a source of patient anxiety and discomfort, and accessing veins in difficult patients can take up to 10 minutes and require multiple needle sticks. The AV300 can help reduce the need for multiple needle sticks, with the goal of improving patient care and the time to access veins.Hemoglobin in the blood absorbs infrared light. When the AccuVein AV300 is held about 25cm above the skin, veins appear noticeably different than the surrounding tissue. The vasculature shows up clearly on the skin’s surface, aiding in vein location to collect a blood sample or administer IV medications.

“In fast-paced environments like the ER or in ambulances, reducing the time to access veins and ensuring other tests are conducted and medication is provided quickly is paramount to improving patient care outcomes,” said Dr. Diane Sixsmith, Chairman of New York Hospital Queens. “In some cases, establishing IV access may involve multiple attempts, which can increase the risk of IV site complications.”

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The AccuVein AV300 can help to advance patient care in a variety of settings by assisting healthcare professionals in locating the vein quickly for blood draws, intravenous lines and delivery of medications. Detecting and highlighting hemoglobin, the AV300 scans up to 8mm below the skin’s surface to help locate peripheral veins normally used for venipuncture. The device projects a pattern of light on a patient’s skin revealing vein position to help the healthcare professional locate veins for access.

“The AV300 enables healthcare professionals to see a vein map on the skin, which represents an exciting medical innovation striving to improve the time, comfort and cost of care,” said Stephen P. Conlon, President of AccuVein.” “Furthermore, we’ve found that patients respond positively when they can see a display of their veins for these procedures, so we expect that the AV300 will contribute to increased patient satisfaction – a priority in the healthcare community.”

Weighing only 280g, the AV300 uses point-and-click technology – the healthcare professional simply presses a button and positions the device above the patient’s skin to display a map on the skin of underlying veins. With a range of hands-free options, the AV300 can quickly switch between a hand-held and hands-free mode, freeing the practitioner’s hands to perform the venipuncture.


Unlike their competitor VeinViewer from Luminetx, it is more likely to be used on the field. It can be used as a hands-free device indoors or be hand-held on the filed. Because the AV300 has been designed to be a non-contact device, it may not have to be sterilized after every use. It works in light or dark so it’s very practical on the field even when it’s dark. The AV300 doesn’t need to be plugged into an electrical outlet and is designed to take the wear and tear of hospital and field applications. We hope it will become an integrated feature of future medical devices.

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43 Comments — Leave your response!

  • joey m. caliwag
     

    I just want to inquire the coast of AccuVein AV300. Please send to my email add…im eager to avail this gadget for my work as nurse..thanx and more power..
    I hope the price is reasonable.

  • Rob Aid
     

    The current price is 4,500$ for a single device.

    We tend not to publish prices since they change in time.

  • Barissever ILDENIZ
     

    what is the accuvein AV300 price?

  • Rob Aid
     

    Be kind and read a comment above yours.

    For most updated information give them a call at the number listed here

  • DISMAY
     

    As a professional in the healthcare field I find absolutely no advantage with the use of the “AccuVein” device in locating peripheral venous access locations. An Everready from Wal Mart is a much wiser investment for nearly one thousandth ot the price. Could have given my staff a Christmas bonus! Thanks!

  • Nitesh Seonie
     

    Can i purchase AccuVein AV 300 in India and what are the prices. Is there any other model also. Please confirm at seonie1@sify.com
    thanks
    nitesh

  • ENGR. SHAIKH A. JAWAD
     

    WE ARE ONE OF THE LEADING COMPANIES IN THE FIELD OF MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND KEENLY INTERESTED TO BE YOUR ASSOCIATE AND EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTATIVE IN SAUDI ARABIA FOR AV 300 VEIN DETECTION DEVICE. THANKS AND BEST REGARDS.

  • shafiul
     

    Can i purchase AccuVein AV 300 in Bangladesh and what are the prices. Is there any other model also. Please confirm at mina28bd@yahoo.com
    thanks

    SHAFIUL

  • tarek mostafa kamal
     

    could you make a smaller device suitable for newborn babies and it will be cheaper and so widely used

  • Mohammed
     

    Kindly advice do you have agent in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia?
    also prvide me them numbers if there is?

  • dr rajesh prasad
     

    how much cost for an indian doctor?

  • Damir Beciri
     author

    For most updated information about the prices and availability, contact the company by a mean listed on this page.

  • Elder
     

    qual o valor deste produto? e como comprar no brasil? e se for muito caro voces tem um de menor preço para atacado

  • Mr. H. Lalramchullova
     

    Sir, i want to buy your product for my Hospital. Kindly tell me the price and how i can procure it. I need it urgently.

    Sincerely

    Mr. H. Lalramchullova
    M.D
    Med-Aim Adventist Hospital
    Zotlang, Champhai
    Mizoram India
    Pin 796321
    Phn +91 9856245592

  • dr. A A SHAH
     

    indian price of the device where it is available in maharashtra india?

  • NITESH DUA
     

    Please let me know the price and availability of this device in INDIA.Thanks.

  • dr. mohamed
     

    Kindly advice do you have agent in Egypt and provide me their numbers if there is? What is the cost?

  • Damir Beciri
     author

    For a contact and information from AccuVein Inc. you can use the Call Me Now feature. You just need to enter your name and phone number (with the entire calling code for countries other than USA).

    You can use the Call Me Now feature at this page.

  • DR.A.RAVI KAMAL KUMAR
     

    is the vein viewer available in india. what is the cost in rupees. where can I buy it in india

  • ali
     

    Dear
    I want to get on this machine (AccuVein AV300)
    Is there an agent in Saudi Arabia?
    00966555529663

  • RAVISH JAIN
     

    is the vein viewer available in india. what is the cost in rupees. where can I buy it in india

  • Ahmad
     

    Dear
    I want to get on this machine (AccuVein AV300)
    Is there an agent in Saudi Arabia?
    00966501996056

  • amany elshamy
     

    I want to buy AccuVein AV300 to my private lab necessarily .i am from Egypt.

  • Dr Raghu
     

    I want smaller one at low cost…
    919949203839

  • Devlin Roy
     

    I am a thalassemia patient and undergo transfusions every month. I want to buy this or any other low cost model that you may have. Please let me know the price and also where is it available from in Delhi.

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