THE VACUDERM: THE SOLUTION TO DIFFICULT CANNULATIONS
Difficulty in cannulation is a common problem* occurring approximately on 30% of occasions when cannulation is attempted. This can create a traumatic experience and stress for patients and practitioners.
Olberon Ltd has found a solution and designed the Vacuderm, the world’s only patented vein inflater and tourniquet, with a dome which is designed to pump and inflate the vein to make cannulation easier. It is a single-patient smart tourniquet for cases of difficult veins. Its key feature, the dome, when pumped, creates a suction vacuum effect to make the vein more inflated, tenser and more readily amenable to venous access. When the Vacuderm’s dome is pumped several times, it enhances the tourniquet effect by producing a negative pressure and delivering more blood into the vein intended for cannulation. This causes the veins to become pronounced and better prepped for the procedure, increasing the probability of success, reducing the chances of failed cannulations, and helping patients and practitioners in the process.