Velano Vascular won FDA clearance for its second version of the PIVO needle-free vascular access device. The disposable device helps to gather blood samples from indwelling peripheral IVs, helping to avoid extra needle sticks and not using central lines to draw blood.
The PIVO has a catheter that is placed into the peripheral IV and pushed down into the blood vessel, through which blood is pulled back into PIVO’s reservoir. It doesn’t have any needles, reducing the potential for injuries to the staff and repeated needle sticks for the patient, including all the consequences these events can introduce.
The new device has been made to be more gentle on the patient while making the manufacture of it easier and cheaper, helping to promote its adoption.
“Our experience with PIVO illuminates that blood draws can be a painless, lower risk experience for patients and practitioners,” in a statement said Anna Kiger, DNP, D.Sc., MBA, R.N., Sutter Health Chief Nurse Officer “By further improving the usability and accessibility of this innovation, the potential exists for a global standard of more compassionate care.”
The device is already in use in a few hospitals around the country, with general distribution expected later this year thanks to the newly issued clearance.
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