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Evaluation of a Touchless Vein Scanner for Venepuncture and Cannulation in Pediatric Patients (VENSCAN)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Claudia Spies, Charite University, Berlin, Germany Identifier:
First received: July 29, 2011
Last updated: September 14, 2011
Last verified: September 2011
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 Type: Observational
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

Further study details as provided by Claudia Spies, Charite University, Berlin, Germany:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • time until completion of procedure [ Time Frame: Day 1 ]
    minutes until successful puncture and cannulation of peripheral vein

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • number of attempts until completion of procedure [ Time Frame: Day 1 ]
    number of attempts until successful puncture and cannulation of peripheral vein

Enrollment: 238
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.

Detailed Description:

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.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All patients from 0 to 17 years in a peripoerative setting in the pediatric operation room with need for peripheral venous access.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age from 0 to 17 years
  • perioperative indication for peripheral venous access
  • regular work time of the operation room from 7 am to 4 pm

Exclusion Criteria:

  • age more than 17 years
  • no indication for or already established venous access
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01434537

Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Campus Virchow-Klinikum and Campus Charité Mitte, Charité - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin
Berlin, Germany, 13353
Sponsors and Collaborators
Charite University, Berlin, Germany
Study Director: Claudia Spies, MD, Prof. Charite University, Berlin, Germany
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Claudia Spies, Prof. , MD Director of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine CVK/CCM, Charite University, Berlin, Germany Identifier: NCT01434537     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VENSCAN
Study First Received: July 29, 2011
Last Updated: September 14, 2011

Keywords provided by Claudia Spies, Charite University, Berlin, Germany:
pediatric anesthesia
peripheral venous access processed this record on August 17, 2017