Thursday, 29 October 2015

Vein Viewer - A Technology that Helps to Visualize Veins of a Patient

Vein Viewer
There’s no one in this world who enjoys poking their veins with needles and healthcare professionals too feels the discomfort in prodding or injecting needles in to the veins of the patients. To ease botheration and help nursing staff in finding the vein, there is a device that illuminates the vein beneath the layer of the skin – it’s the Vein Viewer.

Vein Viewer provides an x-ray like view to allow a nurse or clinician to inject needles in order to withdraw blood from person’s vein. The infrared light used in Vein Viewer makes it easier to see through the layer of skin up to 10mm to 15mm deep. The hemoglobin in the blood absorbs the infrared light and the surrounding tissue reflects it. Vein Viewer then use this information to create a digital HD image, sprucing up the vasculature of the patient.

This technological breakthrough empowers healthcare professionals with benefits pertaining to vein detection and visualization in the most convenient ways. Thereafter, it becomes quite easier to identify the actual point of injecting a needle and in selecting the suitable needle gauge according to the size of the patient’s vein. Eventually, it helps patient care providers to refrain from any potentially problematic structures.

The top most advantage of Vein Viewer is that it provides live visual feedback that helps to confirm the flow both in and out of the veins and monitored before any problems arise. Another advantage of this technology is in being able to navigate a catheter around difficult curves, the ability to see a rolling vein and the ability to confirm proper IV flow.

Additionally, Vein Viewer can easily identify a hematoma and can provide confirmation of peripheral IV situation that helps to avoid medically preventable central lines like PICC or CVC. Healthcare facilities like hospitals, physician’s clinics, aesthetics, emergency, trauma and outpatient centers are gearing up to utilize the benefits of Vein Viewer while providing medical services to the patients.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

How You Decided Your Nursing Specialty?

How You Decided Your Nursing Specialty?
A lot depends upon the situation, the needs, the interest and the motivation to choose the field of specialty in nursing profession. From inclination towards patient care and having a rewarding career in future to real-life lessons that inspires many, there is always something that led nurses to move ahead with their choice of nursing specialty.

On a popular website Scrubs Mag, nurses were asked to share the deciding factor that made them to choose their nursing specialty. Some stated to be destined for the profession before leaving the womb, while some others made a choice after going through strenuous life events and tried different careers before landing on their ultimate career. In this piece of blog, we would share those reasons given by nurses in their own words.

Ellen J. - I don’t think I ever wanted to do anything else. Med/surg makes it easy to help a variety of people. I love it and have for many, many years.”

Luciana W. -“I had a miscarriage and was all alone in the hospital when I met this nurse who made such an impact on me. She took the time to talk to me. She also gave me a hug. At that moment I thought to myself, ‘I want to do the same for other people, give comfort and show compassion in the most vulnerable time of their lives.'”

Sharon H.- “I am a recovering alcoholic, and as a young, intoxicated female, I was treated pretty badly by a lot of people. When I got sober, I wanted to work with other alcoholics, and so I tried to get training as a CD counselor. Nothing worked. Every door I tried got slammed in my face, and someone kept saying, ‘Why don’t you try nursing?’ So I went to the local college and applied for their nursing program, and doors started opening right and left. In 25 years as a nurse, I have tried other fields, and I always come back to mental health. It is my home!

Rita D. -“I donated a kidney to a friend and went into nephrology!

Lee B. -“I always wanted to be like Mary Ellen Walton and wander around the countryside on Old Blue, seeing my patients…I have been a community nurse consultant for 21 years. I wander around the back roads of our county seeing my patients…in an old Saturn.

Sally C. – “I was affected by a child fatality and ever since have worked in pediatric operating theaters! Making a difference, caring for children and their careers is 110 percent job satisfaction!

Renata B. -“The hospice where my sister made her grand transition gave me the inspiration to make a transition of my own. My sweetest days come when I help a family assist a loved one cross on to that next stage.

Selecting the field of specialty in nursing depends on individual’s choice. Just as the reasons mentioned here above of different nurses, you too might have one. You can share with us in the comments below, we will be happy to read what your story is.