US-based health system Baylor Scott & White Health has deployed Christie Medical Holdings’ VeinViewer imaging technology at its facilities in the Texas.
Baylor Scott has placed Christie VeinViewer HD vein illumination device in its 15 health facilities, which uses near-infrared light to detect patient vasculature and then project a real-time and high definition image of the vein pattern directly on the skin surface.
Christie Medical Holdings president George Pinho said: "We are really pleased that Baylor Scott & White Health chose the Christie VeinViewer imaging system, and the company’s training and education.
"It is also the only device of its kind that has been shown through clinical studies to increase both first-stick success and patient satisfaction by up to 100 percent while reducing medically unnecessary PICC lines by over 30% percent."
According to Christie, around 60 mobile vascular imaging systems assist in intravenous (IV) catheter placement and blood draws at the facilities.
The VeinViewer device helps patients to avoid multiple needle sticks and possible future complications sometimes associated with IV access.
Based in Memphis of Tennessee, Christie Medical Holdings is owned by Christie Digital Systems, a subsidiary of Japan-based Ushio.
Image: Baylor Scott & White Health has deployed Christie’s mobile vascular imaging systems. Photo: courtesy of PRNewswire/ Christie Medical Holdings , Inc.