Technology | Ultrasound Imaging | July 12, 2018

EchoNous Vein Receives FDA Approval to Improve First-Time Peripheral IV Catheter Insertion

Product launch enables new multi-function, vascular access and bladder measurement platform designed to improve patient care, HCAHPS results and save nursing time

EchoNous Vein Receives FDA Approval to Improve First-Time Peripheral IV Catheter Insertion

July 12, 2018 — EchoNous has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the EchoNous Vein, an ultrasound-based tool designed specifically for nurses to improve peripheral IV (PIV) catheter placements. Developed for usage across a wide range of patients including both adults and children, EchoNous Vein provides immediate, clear images at depths from 1 to 5 centimeters for quickly visualizing superficial and deeper veins with just two-button controls. EchoNous Vein will integrate with the company’s existing intelligent medical tool, Uscan, to form the EchoNous platform.

One of the most commonly performed minimally-invasive procedures, peripheral IVs can be challenging due to chronic illness, chemotherapy, obesity and drug abuse; first-attempt IV catheter insertion fails in up to 26 percent of adults and 54 percent of children1.

Early feedback from healthcare providers has shown the system’s unique frequency profile and optimized gain and depth presets have the potential to provide significant advancements in evaluating veins of pediatric patients – a traditionally challenging patient population for IV insertion.

“EchoNous Vein’s simple on-screen controls allows clinicians using ultrasound to clearly identify veins in the center of the display, helping to not just locate veins, but to evaluate their health and quality prior to peripheral IV placement,” said Nancy Moureau, RN, Ph.D., CEO of PICC Excellence, Inc. “As clinicians we know that IV insertion selecting a healthy vein for catheter placement can help to reduce the chance of post insertional complications. To have a tool specifically designed to easily select veins and guide catheter placement is extremely valuable as we’re always looking to improve the patient experience.”

In addition to launching the new vascular access tool, the company also announced its plan to converge its Signostics brand and artificial intelligence (AI)-driven Uscan bladder scanner product under the single EchoNous brand.

For more information: www.echonous.com

Reference

1. Helm, Robert E., et al. Accepted but Unacceptable: Peripheral IV Catheter Failure. Journal of Infusion Nursing. 2015 May-Jun;38(3):189-203.

Related Content

Ebit and DiA Imaging Analysis Partner on AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | April 16, 2019
DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with the Italian healthcare IT company Ebit (Esaote Group), to offer DiA’s LVivo...
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | April 12, 2019
This 360 degree view shows staff at the ...
DiA Imaging Analysis Introduces LVivo SAX Ultrasound Analysis Tool
Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | April 09, 2019
DiA Imaging Analysis announced the launch of LVivo SAX, a cardiac analysis tool that helps clinicians quickly and...
SuperSonic Imagine Highlights Aixplorer Mach 30 Breast Ultrasound at SBI/ACR Breast Imaging Symposium
News | Ultrasound Women's Health | April 03, 2019
SuperSonic Imagine will introduce the new generation of its Aixplorer Mach 30 breast ultrasound solution at the 2019...
Videos | RSNA | April 03, 2019
ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most interesting new medical imaging technologies displa
Bay Labs Announces New Data on EchoGPS, AutoEF AI Software at ACC.19
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | March 15, 2019
Artificial intelligence (AI) company Bay Labs announced the presentation of two studies assessing performance of the...
Esaote Introduces MyLab X8 Ultrasound Platform
News | Ultrasound Imaging | March 13, 2019
Esaote announced the launch of MyLab X8, a high-performance, versatile ultrasound platform to support hospitals and...
Ultrasound Societies Urge FDA to Remove "Black Box" on Ultrasound Contrast Agents
News | Ultrasound Imaging | March 07, 2019
National and international ultrasound societies are urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to remove the “black...
Canon Medical Systems introduces 33 MHz Ultra-High Frequency Ultrasound Transducer
News | Ultrasound Imaging | March 01, 2019
March 1, 2019 — Expanding its advanced, high-performing Aplio i-series...