Evaluation of a Touchless Vein Scanner for Venepuncture and Cannulation in Pediatric Patients (VENSCAN)
Evaluation of the AccuVein ® AV 300 vein scanner in clinical routine in a pediatric operation room setting for a 4 weeks period. Assessment of usability, anonymous clinical register of every venepuncture(age, gender, size, weight, punction site, number of attempts, time until successful cannulation, local anaesthesia, general anaesthesia, pain scales: faces pain scale und BPS/BPOS).
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||Venepuncture and Vein Cannulation With Support of the AccuVein AV300 Vein Scanner in Paediatric Patients in a Pre-operation Setting|
- time until completion of procedure [ Time Frame: Day 1 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]minutes until successful puncture and cannulation of peripheral vein
- number of attempts until completion of procedure [ Time Frame: Day 1 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]number of attempts until successful puncture and cannulation of peripheral vein
|Study Start Date:||January 2011|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Venepuncture performed with support of the AccuVein 300 vein scanner.
Venepuncture without support of the vein scanner.
For application of drugs and liquids a peripheral venous access is necessary in anaesthesiological procedures.The peripheral venepuncture is a painful procedure and induces a higher level of perioperative stress in children.
The punction of peripheral veins in children can be made difficult by the often distinctive amount of subcutaneous fat or other medical conditions.
The AccuVein ® AV300 vein scanner is a contactless, laser-driven device made for facilitate the search for peripheral veins up to a depth of 7mm. This could lead to a minimization of time until successful puncture and smaller number of failures.
|Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Campus Virchow-Klinikum and Campus Charité Mitte, Charité - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin|
|Berlin, Germany, 13353|
|Study Director:||Claudia Spies, MD, Prof.||Charite University, Berlin, Germany|