Do you dread having blood drawn? Do your veins shrivel up and hide when the needle comes out? Do you just want to have it over and done with as quickly as possible? The technology exists to make this small procedure as easy as possible. Athabasca Oil Corporation graciously donated $17,057.25
to purchase a VeinViewer. Royden Callioux, Field Superintendent for Athabasca Oil Corporation presented the Friends of the Fox Creek Hospital Societies (FoFCHS) member, Evelyn Rodgers and Fox Creek Lab/DI supervisor, Michelle Williscroft with the cheque on July 29.
“This is a great addition to our lab,” said Michelle.
A VeinViewer is the first and only device to use harmless near-infrared light and other patented technologies to project a digital image of patient vasculature directly onto the surface of the skin in real time. Only VeinViewer technology has been shown to:
- Reduce number of attempts to start an IV by 50%.
- Reduce time to start an IV by 50%.
- Allow laboratory staff to complete hard collections on patients, that they previously had issues with, therefore increasing patient satisfaction and comfort.
Appreciation was extended to Athabasca Oil Corporation for their major donation and addition to the medical facility and care for all patients.
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