VeinViewer Vein Finding Technology Gifted to Baylor Nursing School

Feb. 9, 2016

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DALLAS, Texas (Feb. 9, 2016) – The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing recently received an in-kind gift from Christie Medical Holdings, Inc. of a VeinViewer Vision HD, a vein finder technology for use in the nursing school simulation lab.

The VeinViewer system uses near-infrared light to detect patients’ blood vessels and then projects a high definition image of the vein pattern on the skin surface. This allows nurses to quickly find the best options for accessing patients’ veins. The system will help avoid multiple needle sticks and possible complications associated with IV access.

“We are pleased that Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing students will be using the Christie VeinViewer Vision as part of their training in venipuncture procedures,” said George Pinho, Ph.D., president of Christie Medical Holdings, Inc. “It is the only device of its kind that has been shown through clinical studies to increase both first-stick success and patient satisfaction by up to 100 percent while reducing PICC lines placed due to inability to gain PIV access by over 30 percent.”

“The VeinViewer is a wonderful new addition to our simulation lab and gives students extra confidence when learning best practices in venipuncture,” said Shelley F. Conroy, Ed.D., dean of Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing. “This high-tech device will provide students with a state-of-the art venipuncture techniques and vital hands-on skills.”

For more information, contact Whitney Cortner.

by Bethany Harper, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.

ABOUT LOUISE HERRINGTON SCHOOL OF NURSING

The Baylor Louise Herrington School of Nursing was established in 1909 as a diploma program within Baylor Hospital in Dallas, which is now Baylor University Medical Center, and in 1950 became one of the six degree-granting schools of Baylor University. The first Bachelor of Science in nursing degrees were awarded in 1954, establishing the school as one of the oldest baccalaureate nursing programs in the United States. In 1999, the School was renamed the Louise Herrington School of Nursing after Louise Herrington Ornelas, a 1992 Baylor Alumna Honoris Causa, made a $13 million endowment gift to the school. The School of Nursing offers a bachelor of science in nursing degree and a master of science in nursing degrees in advanced neonatal nursing, nursing administration and management, and family nurse practitioner programs, which are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The School also offers a nurse midwifery doctorate in nursing practice.

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