Vein Finders for the Medical Surgery & Hospital
There are essentially two types of vein finders: Vein finders with side-transillumination technology and vein finders with NIR (near infrared light).
Devices with this illumination technique produce a ring of bright light which is focused down and to the center of the ring to uniformly illuminate the superficial tissues inside the ring. The vein viewer is placed directly on the patient's skin and moved back and forth as needed to trace the course of the veins. As a rule, red or orange LEDs are used for side-transillumination.
The light penetrates a few millimetres deep into the skin so that superficially located blood vessels become visible. In this way, a network of puncturable veins can be easily traced, facillitating venous access.
Devices with side-transillumination technology are also used in angiology. To prevent infection transmission through the device, disposable protective covers are usually pulled over the housing, which are disposed of after use.
At Praxisdienst you can purchase various vein finders with LED side-transillumination - e.g. the TransLite Veinlite portable devices (Veinlite LEDX or Veinlite LED+) as well as compatible protective covers - at affordable prices.
Vein Finders with NIR
The advantage of vein viewers with NIR is the hygienic application that does not require direct skin contact. In contrast to devices with side-transillumination, vein viewers with near infrared light are held at a certain distance above the body part to be examined. A map of the veins is projected by the device onto the surface of the skin. This provides a picture of the anatomy of a patients’ venous structure.
Using different types of display, it is even possible to see how deep the vein lies under the skin. This ensures a high level of safety during puncture, prevents unnecessary puncture errors and enables good results. As the device does not come into direct contact with the patient's skin at any time no disposable sleeves or similar are needed, so there are no added costs.
An example of a vein viewer with NIR that you can find in our shop is the rechargeable VeinSight VS400 from BLZ Tech. We also stock the compatible device holders.
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