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Manager's Guide to Surgery's Ambulatory Anesthesia - July 2015

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4 0 S U P P L E M E N T T O O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E J U LY 2 0 1 5 before deciding how to proceed. Most nurses use the vein-finding technology to identity the best site for a start, not to guide the stick itself, says Ms. Blanton. However, she requires nurses who don't have first-stick success to use the device, "no matter who you are and how much experience you have," she says. "For nurses who've had trouble starting IVs, it's dramatically increased their performance," says Ms. Blanton. "They're more comfortable now, so they're more successful during first attempts, even without the visual aid." The feedback from patients has been overwhelmingly positive, says Ms. Blanton. "They see that we invest in the best technology," she says, "and that we go the extra mile for our patients. They're truly impressed we have a device that helps allay one of their biggest fears." Starting an IV can be stressful for staff and patients, says Lisa Aiken, RN, MSN, a nurse educator for the intensive care unit and emergency department at Emory Johns Creek (Ga.) Hospital, which recently invested in vein-viewing SITE~RITE PREVUE+ ® ULTRASOUND SYSTEM LIGHTWEIGHT. PORTABLE. ULTRASOUND. Designed for Vascular Access Up to 4cm of image depth Ultrasound Increases PIV placement success rate over traditional blind sticks 1 5.9 in 2.0 lbs. 4.6 in Indications for use: The Site-Rite Prevue+ ® Ultrasound System is intended to provide ultrasound imaging of the human body. Specific clinical applications include: Adult Cephalic, Neonatal Cephalic, Pediatric, and Peripheral Vessel. Warnings: This product should only be operated by qulified medical personnel. Do not use for ophthalmic indications. Ophthamic use may cause patient injury 1 Success rate was greater for the ultrasonographic group vs. the control group (97% vs. 33%) Constantino, "Ultrasonography-Guided peripheral Intravenous Access Versus Traditional Approaches in Patients With Diffcult Intravenous Access, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Vol 46, no. 5, November 2005. Bard, Pinpoint, and Site-Rite Prevue are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of C. R. Bard, Inc. © 2014 C. R. Bard, Inc. All Rights Reserved. MC-1301-00 1402R WWW.BARDACCESS.COM

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