Opportunities in Vascular Access
Multiple attempts and outright failures lead to higher risk of complications and higher healthcare costs.
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Challenges in IV Placement
Many providers are using antiquated catheters leading to dissatisfaction amongst patients and users.
Multiple attempts and outright failures higher risk of complications and higher healthcare costs.
Additional cost per infection averages about $16,550*.
Liability risk and Medicare penalties for in-hospital complications.
Often IV placement is done without the ability to directly visualize the vessel, relying solely on “feel”.
If peripheral access fails, often central access is attempted which has a high complication rate.
Circa 5 million central line procedures annually in US and 15% of attempts result in infections.