W.E. Care for Kids donates VeinViewer to the Emergency Department.

Windsor Regional Hospital is pleased to announce the acquisition of the VeinViewer, a revolutionary, state-of-the-art medical imaging system for the Emergency Department thanks to the generosity of the W.E. Care for Kids. This new medical equipment will continue to elevate the already high standard of care provided for infants and children at the hospital.

The VeinViewer is cutting edge technology designed to improve ease of starting IVs in infants and children. By using near-infrared lighting to "light up" all of the veins in a patient's arm or leg, it allows ER nurses to actually see the location and orientation of infants and children's vessels directly on the surface of the skin. It is a non-invasive mapping system with no risk of tissue damage from the image and it never actually touches the patient.

Being stuck by a needle is probably the number one fear of children in the ER. The VeinViewer helps nurses find kids' veins almost always on the first try, which means fewer fears and fewer tears for children and parents alike said Dr. Rob Woodall, Chief of Emergency Medicine at Windsor Regional Hospital.

Photo credit for the first photo: David Musyj, President and CEO, Pam Sene, Chairperson, WE Care for Kids and Jeff Cain, CAREstream Medical Ltd.

For third photo: Emergency Nurse, Sandra Bauer demonstrating VeinViewer with volunteer patient, Alyssa Woodall (9 year old student at Hugh Beaton School).