forward facing imaging for vascular access.
The transformative SingleStick adapter is an inexpensive disposable that provides tip-sourced imaging for procedures involving hollow-bore needles and probes.
In medicine, the majoirty of needle based procedures are performed "blind". Of these venipuncture is the most common invasive procedure, with over 3 billion performed worldwide per year. Even with currently available imaging aides, failure rates are 20-30% in easy access pateients and 45-70% in difficult patients. Initial failed access results in higher medical care costs, hight patient dissatisfaction, and iatrogenic medical complications. Central venous catheter complications alone account for 7% excess mortatlity, 4.4 days' excess hospitalization, and $17,312 excesss charges per patient.
SingleStick has the potential to redefine the standard of care across vascular access procedures. It not only relegates the blind-stick to the past, but represents a transformational shift in the way imaging will be used for clinician guidance – by enabling the practitioner to visualize and identify anatomical markers in-situ, via real-time visualization, without major modification of existing needles and technique.