Infrared technology to improve efficacy of venous access in burns population

Infrared technology to improve efficacy of venous access in burns population Accuvein® is a useful adjunct for venous access particularly in the paediatric population. By reducing the number of attempts to obtain venous access, this saves time and improve efficacy of care. However, we noted that it is not helpful over grafted burn sites. This could be attributable to the nature of the initial burn surgery (tangential excision) rather than the thickness of overlying skin. Level of Evidence: Level IV, risk/prognostic study. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Infrared technology to improve efficacy of venous access in burns population

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-015-1165-3
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Abstract

Accuvein® is a useful adjunct for venous access particularly in the paediatric population. By reducing the number of attempts to obtain venous access, this saves time and improve efficacy of care. However, we noted that it is not helpful over grafted burn sites. This could be attributable to the nature of the initial burn surgery (tangential excision) rather than the thickness of overlying skin. Level of Evidence: Level IV, risk/prognostic study.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Feb 1, 2016

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