Skip to comments.Getting the needle in the first time, every time
Posted on 05/29/2005 7:21:53 AM PDT by ddtorque
Even the bravest and most stoic of us cringe at the thought of having a needle inserted into our veins to draw blood, or administer medication through an IV.
The experience is particularly unpleasant and sometimes traumatic for those who have veins that are hard to locate, requiring a stretch of time and several attempts until the blood is flowing into the appropriate vial.
Anyone who has been through this experience can appreciate the value of a new Israeli-invented device that makes the process far quicker and easier.
The Vein Entry Indicator VEID device alerts the doctor, nurse or technician inserting a needle into a vein that they have hit a vein by letting out a beeping sound. The device is a small plastic box attached to the proximal end of a standard I.V. catheter. It consists of a pressure sensor, signal indicator and processing unit. Once the tip of the needle enters the vein and a pressure increase is detected, the audio signal begins to be emitted within less than a tenth of a second. If the needle tip exits the vein, the beeping stops.
The story of how the device was invented is uniquely Israeli.
(Excerpt) Read more at israel21c.org ...
But the poor nurse who was trying to start my IV tried THREE times and was unsuccessful. That was the ONLY time I've EVER cried while in labor, and I had three more kids over the next few years! Sir SuziQ turned white as a ghost and almost passed out watching me while they were trying to get the thing in! Finally that nurse gave up and turned it over to a nurse coming on the night shift. She tried once and got r done.
This device would be a blessing to ALL, those doing the bloodwork and those on whom it is being done!
"This could be a real God sent to medics and corpsman in the field who are being shot at or shelled while trying to get fluids into the wounded who are often muddied as well as bloodied.."
H, within the last year I had a "nurse" poke me so many times I thought she was a bad butcher. They had to call in somebody who knew what they were doing. This was at an HMO.
The Muslims will not get Israel regardless of our actions, according to The Book.
In the army, I had a technician who was unusually beautiful and voluptuous. Some of the GIs would let her stick them 7 or 8 times without complaining.
The fact that it will be audible (beep)and visual (blinking light) only while in the vein proper will help a great deal
in emergency situations where people are in shock etc.
Was just talking to an EMT friend the other night about his
experiences sticking an elderly patient in a rocking ambulance, he is VERY proficient at this but could not
make the IV because of the way the driver was tossing them
Any thing that will help should get at least a trial.
Good shot/Bad shot PING
When I was at Navy Hospital Camp Pendleton, we had a dependent wife come in; she had been beaten by her marine husband. She was already bruised, sore, and afraid.
She was tiny and had the smallest veins. It was bad enough that not a single female corpsman was on duty; it was worse in that 5 seperate unsuccessful attempts were made by corpsmen to hit a small vein.
We finally had to call the nurse on duty - a male; who missed on his first try and made it on his second.
My heart broke for the woman, and we all felt like worm poop.
I had a kidney stone in April of this year and was gigged by a stupid tech at the hospital 21 times!!!! This went on for 45 minutes.
I finally started screaming "KILL ME KILL ME" at the top of my voice. Another nurse came in and FINALLY put the IV in.
The weird thing is the repeated gigging didn't hurt me as I was already in so much pain from the kidney stone, I couldn't feel it. But I couldn't get pain meds until the IV was inserted.
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