There's a new palpation technique for Locating, Dilating, and Grading veins - without a Tourniquet; without smacking, slapping, flicking, or tapping; without a vein finder tool.
No more painful tourniquet that causes a FORCED distention of the vein; frequently resulting in vein rupture, and definitely resulting in Infiltration and Hemoconcentration- some of those ccif(s).
STEM dictates a 45 degree angle of entry - reduces friction grab and drag, reduces grip and shove, signals an entry with a 'friction-less give'; reduces amount of vein wall damage, reducing vein rupture and reducing bruising.
The old method of smacking, slapping, flicking, and tapping and applying that mean tight tourniquet to 'dilate a vein' to 'locate a vein' has been replaced with............Gentle Touch and the veniCuff!
The new STEM palpation gentle touch technique with 70% IPA Locates, Dilates, and Grades veins - locating a healthy vein 100% of the time, all but eliminating the multiple stick event. You must know where the vein is at, before you attempt to stick.
The veniCuff is gentle, inflating to only 20 mmHg pressure, supporting and maintaining normal venous pressure and normal vein lumen size - it does not over distend the vein like a tourniquet does - no vein rupture here, no infiltration, no hemoconcentration.
Gentle. Gentle. Gentle. The 21cVA way!
Reduces Friction Grab & Drag on the Needle.
Reduces Grip & Shove on the insertion.
Reduces Vein Wall damage.
Reduces Pain / Bleeding / Bruising.
And will produce a 'frictionless-give' to let you KNOW when you are in the vein and when to stop the insertion.
The gentler the grip on the needle - the easier the needle enters and the less that the patient feels - Really! Lighten up on the grip. Just as any golfer!