Weʼve raised £130 to help reduce trauma experienced by Children having a needle inserted into their vein for medical procedures, by developing a smart tourniquet
- Nottingham, United Kingdom
- Funded on Sunday, 11th June 2017
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We are looking to raise funds to produce the Children's Vacuderm, to help with the painful procedure of inserting a needle into the vein. Up to 50% of the time practitioners fail in positioning the needle. This is due to many factors: Very small veins, kids can be nervous and scared with unpredictable behaviour when presented with a needle. The child may be undergoing treatment that has made their veins difficult to access e.g. chemotherapy, other long term treatments.
We have developed a unique smart tourniquet the Vacuderm, designed to increase success in phlebotomy & cannulation procedures (inserting a tube into the vein), increase child comfort & help improve the experience of mostly unpleasant hospital encounters.
Phlebotomy & cannulation procedures are the most common invasive medical procedures performed world wide, with a current failure rate up to 30% in adults and 50% in children. The Vacuderm is a smart tourniquet with a dome designed to further aid filling of the targeted vein, saving time, cost, trauma and control infection rate.
The need for the Children's Vacuderm has been from Health Care Professionals, Parents and Children. Currently, there is no standard procedure to cannulate a child, it can take several attempts, several members of staff and with every attempt that is made, the child is traumatised, has an increased risk of infection and further complications. We have designed the Vacuderm for kids with fun and interactive features. Feedback from professionals suggest this will help improve comfort to the child.
The dome part of the Vacuderm can be pumped by the Child and used as a distraction when the needle is inserted. Overall, the idea is to reduce trauma to the child by reducing the number of attempts made. Not only can the Vacuderm assist to make a tiny vein bigger, but it will assist to comfort and distract the child making the procedure more successful first time. See childs response at
- 5 years ago
Olberon Medical5 years ago
Want to know how the Vacuderm for kids makes it easier for medical practitioners to insert a needle into the vein for a less traumatic experience? Please watch this informative video below:
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May 19, 2017
I hope you raise enough. Good luck.
Apr 13, 2017
I hope this helps with the kids
Apr 11, 2017
Apr 11, 2017
This will be so good for the kids, hospital is daunting enough as it is. Wishing you all the best with this
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Olberon Ltd an innovative medical company. We have developed a solution to reduce the trauma experienced by children when having a needle inserted in to their veins. This is the Vacuderm smart tourniquet which through pumping makes veins easier to access for nurses & doctors