AccuVein, Inc., the global leader in vein visualization today announced a distribution agreement with Medical Shipment for them to be AccuVein’s exclusive distributor in the education market. Medical Shipment is a premium supplier of nursing equipment and supplies to nurse education institutions.
The AccuVein AV400, the only hand-held, non-contact vein visualization device, provides a map of the patient’s vasculature on the skin’s surface in order to improve access to veins for IV starts and blood draws. The AccuVein device has been shown to improve patient outcomes and satisfaction as well as reduce operating costs.
Saint Anselm College, a 125 year-old liberal arts college in New Hampshire, is using AccuVein devices for instruction in their labs. “AccuVein has been an invaluable teaching tool. It gives students confidence and enhances their knowledge of vasculature and of venipuncture procedures,” explains Stacy Toupin, Clinical Laboratory Manager. “Students also appreciate that they are learning using the latest technology.”
Widespread recognition of improved outcomes, including an endorsement by the Infusion Nurses Society, has resulted in vein visualization becoming the standard of care in healthcare facilities. Because nursing schools want to present the most realistic environment possible for clinicians in training, vein visualization has become the training standard as well.
“Nursing schools want to be equipped with the most up-to-date tools to ensure that their students will be well prepared when they enter the workforce,” said Dan Micic, Medical Shipment CEO. “We are excited about offering our customers AccuVein as these devices exemplify this type of product.”
“Medical Shipment is a trusted leader that focuses on meeting the needs of nursing facilities nationwide and we are looking forward to partnering with them to help this critical market incorporate vein visualization into their training regimen,” said AccuVein V.P., Mike Munzer.
Because venipuncture is the most common invasive medical procedure, it is critical for students to become proficient at venous access. The AccuVein device has been shown to improve first stick success rate by up to 100%, thereby improving patient care and the time to access veins. A recent study showed that 81% of the nurses reporting an improved ability to cannulate veins with AccuVein.
About Medical Shipment
Medical Shipment is a premium supplier of simulation nursing supplies and equipment. We strive to provide extraordinary customer service and value our personal relationships with each customer. Our goal is to ensure your complete satisfaction with each order. We carry an extensive range of products and services that will fit the needs of all educational programs. We look forward to building new, long-lasting relationships with each educator.
About AccuVein, Inc.
AccuVein, Inc. (accuvein.com) is the global leader in vein visualization with more than 80% market share. AccuVein is the world’s only hand-held, non-contact vein illumination solution. It allows healthcare professionals to see a map of peripheral veins on the skin’s surface with the goal of accessing or avoiding veins. A growing body of clinical evidence and standards-body recognition of vein visualization is making AccuVein part of today’s Standard of Care. AccuVein is in use at more than 3,000 facilities and available for sale in over 120 countries worldwide.