Thinking about buying an Accuvein 300...responses?

  1. I operate two Infectious Diseases offices running and working in the infusion suites. I am considering purchasing this product Accuvein AV300 (www.accuvein.com) for my own personal use. Before I do so I would like some input from "real people" not sales people.
    Any information, opinions,comments,complaints will be very much appreciated. Also, if anyone has info on pricing (nothing listed on website).

    Thanks everyone for your assistance.

    ~Matthew
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  3. by   XY_RN
    Finally received information on the accuvein. The retail price for the unit is $4,500 (to purchase outright). They do have a lease to own option which is quite attractive. two-hundred a month, one year to decide if you would like to purchase unit. no interest. If you do decide to purchase, the money you spent ($2400) is applied to the purchase. From what I understand it is a laser that responds to the hemoglobin in the blood making the vein stand out.
  4. by   esla
    Quote from XY_RN
    I operate two Infectious Diseases offices running and working in the infusion suites. I am considering purchasing this product Accuvein AV300 (www.accuvein.com) for my own personal use. Before I do so I would like some input from "real people" not sales people.
    Any information, opinions,comments,complaints will be very much appreciated. Also, if anyone has info on pricing (nothing listed on website).

    Thanks everyone for your assistance.

    ~Matthew
    Did you buy it? I am a new nurse and think it will really help me. Did you buy it?
  5. by   rkealy
    I figure if ur gonna spend that much cash go with the Prevue Ultrasound by Bard http://www.bardaccess.com/ultra-siterite-prevue.php
    it will be more useful especially for the "fluffier" patients

    Quote from XY_RN
    I operate two Infectious Diseases offices running and working in the infusion suites. I am considering purchasing this product Accuvein AV300 (www.accuvein.com) for my own personal use. Before I do so I would like some input from "real people" not sales people.
    Any information, opinions,comments,complaints will be very much appreciated. Also, if anyone has info on pricing (nothing listed on website).

    Thanks everyone for your assistance.

    ~Matthew
  6. by   Asystole RN
    If you have $5k to burn then buy ultrasound. As stated before, the Prevue is a pretty nice option at around $5k.
  7. by   Asystole RN
    Quote from esla
    Did you buy it? I am a new nurse and think it will really help me. Did you buy it?
    Really learning vascular anatomy and vascular access nursing will help more than the Accuvein, Vein Finder or any other infrared imaging device.

    If you need a crutch then look into buying an ultra-bright, tight-beam flashlight like the Streamlight Stylus Pro. You can shine it into the patient's skin and under dimmed lights be able to visualize vessels as deep as 0.75cm (about the range of the infrared devices).

    Streamlight Stylus Pro LED Penlights - Sportsman's Warehouse
  8. by   Salsachick
    That is awesome, I didn't know that trick. I'm fairly decent at IV's but that is great to try for the harder sticks when things aren't popping. Thanks!
  9. by   Vein-Eye Brad
    We are currently testing a prototype of a new Vein Visualization Camera from Near Infrared Imaging. So far it’s awesome!

    Its hands free & freakishly lights up veins even on very dark skin and obese patients. You can actually see the vein runway and needle penetration.

    They said they tested successfully on infants with collapsed veins and it even works without removing the isolete cover.

    We are getting one of their first production models in 2 weeks at a cost well under $2,000.

    You can see a demo on their website. We are working on buying a number of AVV-1s directly now at a discount...tell them Brad sent you and say you want a discount for the 1st models as well...
    Last edit by Vein-Eye Brad on May 19, '14 : Reason: took out website
  10. by   Vein-Eye Brad
    Looks like I posted the same thing 2 times, My bad, Brad
    Last edit by Vein-Eye Brad on May 19, '14 : Reason: Didn't know if first post took?
  11. by   rachel0609
    We had a couple of these at the hospital I worked at, felt they were pretty useless. Did use an ultrasound machine with success though .
  12. by   Asystole RN
    Quote from Vein-Eye Brad
    We are currently testing a prototype of a new Vein Visualization Camera from Near Infrared Imaging. So far it’s awesome!

    Its hands free & freakishly lights up veins even on very dark skin and obese patients. You can actually see the vein runway and needle penetration.

    They said they tested successfully on infants with collapsed veins and it even works without removing the isolete cover.

    We are getting one of their first production models in 2 weeks at a cost well under $2,000.

    You can see a demo on their website. We are working on buying a number of AVV-1s directly now at a discount...tell them Brad sent you and say you want a discount for the 1st models as well...
    You can buy refurb gen 1 Prevue ultrasounds for around the $2-3k mark or off brand ultrasounds for under $1k.

    Near infrared is no where near as useful, accurate, or versatile as US and the dropping costs of US is makes infrared a tough sell...

    You sales pitch appears a little professional if you know what I mean, especially since this is your first and only post.
  13. by   Vein-Eye Brad
    Just very excited from using this vein finder as we get a lot of older people in AZ with brown (tan or Hispanic to very dark skin) and its very hard to find viable veins the first time.

    Where did you get a chance to use one of Near Infrared's vein camera?

    We got an early proto-type to try and they are not even for sale yet...
  14. by   Asystole RN
    Quote from Vein-Eye Brad
    Just very excited from using this vein finder as we get a lot of older people in AZ with brown (tan or Hispanic to very dark skin) and its very hard to find viable veins the first time.

    Where did you get a chance to use one of Near Infrared's vein camera?

    We got an early proto-type to try and they are not even for sale yet...
    Near infrared has been around for many years and has been produced by many companies in many different forms. They all have the same exact issues, only about 0.5cm in depth, rely upon infrared/near infrared radiation, and only represent a 2D picture of the vessel. There is very little practical difference between near infrared and shining a bright flashlight through the skin.

    Until these devices reach a price in the several hundred dollar range they are simply outclassed by even the most rudimentary of ultrasound machines. US allows you to assess the vessel, nerves, adipose, muscle, and bone tissue up to several cm below the skin with a lateral and longitudinal view.

    Dollar for dollar, near infrared imagers are simply not practical. Its like selling a bicycle for the same cost of a car.

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