Need a quick IV? Don’t waste time – visualize the veins that you only thought were there!
The Venoscope® was invented by a paramedic in order to provide a fast, safe and efficient method of starting IVs in the most difficult of situations. The paramedic noted that when a bright light was placed on the surface of the skin it was possible to see a faint outline of a peripheral vein. He worked with the local university’s technology assistance program to develop a device with fiber-optic light guides and dual arms to bracket the vein. Today, the new Venoscope® II takes the technology a giant leap forward by using high intensity LED lights in varying wavelengths to produce the brightest light possible for transillumination.
This new NASA inspired technology has resulted in an extremely portable, light weight device that is a must for every paramedic in the field. It is invaluable in those dark of night emergencies where an IV is crucial in saving a life. Auto accidents and other emergencies, where availability of lighting is compromised or nonexistent, are easily handled with the Venoscope® II. It can be used to locate peripheral veins for IV starts and it can be used as a regular flashlight as needed.
The Venoscope® II uses 3 AA alkaline batteries and it has an LED indicator which indicates that the batteries need to be changed. The batteries will last for 12-14 hours when left on continuously. The LED lights are rated at more than 5,000 hours, so you will probably never burn it out.
Increasingly, paramedics are called on to start IVs in the home setting. Difficult sticks on frail, obese, dark skinned individuals do not present a problem when using the Venoscope® II. It even works exceptionally well on neonates and children.Instructions For Use