Read about Vein Access Technologies and the journey of M. Gail Stotler
As seen in GazelleSTL Magazine, Summer 2014, article written by Vicki Bennington.
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Is there a better way to blood draw?
Read "Building a better blood draw" by M. Gail Stotler.
For Immediate Release - Monday, March 17, 2014
Can M. Gail Stotler Convince Medicine to Retire the Tourniquet and End Blood Draw Injuries?
E. Alton, IL. - The modern blood draw methods date back to bloodletting techniques performed by battlefield barbers in the 19th Century. The researchers keep tweaking the tools, and even adding new tools (i.e. the IV pump, the vein finder tool), and some on working in a porcupine quill needle template, and others on a robot that can perform these procedures, but still each year millions of people are injured by IVs, blood donations and routine blood draws. In 2008 alone, there were an estimated 174 million ‘vein access failure’ in US hospitals – ‘estimated’ because no body formally tracks failures. Damages range from bruises and botched samples to disabling nerve injuries and even amputations.
After an intense 20-year study of these vein access procedures, which includes vein anatomy, RN Gail Stotler believes she has a solution. But to get labs, nursing, and radiology to accept it she first must debunk a cherished ritual from the 1800s—the use of a tourniquet.
Bloodletting required the use of the tourniquet to prevent patients from ‘bleeding to death’. As the practice evolved, when the needle was invented and the razor/scalpel was put aside, no one questioned the continued use of the ‘rubber hose’. But Stotler found the tourniquet itself causes an artificial distention of the vein, leading to failed sticks, vein ruptures, and an array of injuries.
The solution is low-tech. Stotler’s Illinois-based Vein Access Technologies has already trained more than 1500 vein access techs in careful palpation and grading of the vein, without use of a tourniquet. The new method results in successful one-stick event 95-99% of the time.
Stotler’s aim is to transform blood draw technique worldwide--but will the medical establishment be willing to do away with a time-honored tradition? “For 1600 hundred years a tourniquet has been used.” says Stotler. “Patients are thrilled to discover that their procedure could be done without a tourniquet, or a snug one if needed.” It was causing pain before the needle was even inserted.
To learn more about Gail Stotler’s crusade to prevent injury and reform an antiquated medical practice, please contact:
Kenneathia Williams, Vein Access Technologies V.A.T. #2 Terminal Drive, Suite 1, E. Alton, IL 62024.
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New Scientific 21cVA and 21POC Techniques in medicine discovered. Vein anatomy is the foundation for successful blood draws and accurate blood test results.
Advanced techniques, 21cVA and 21POC, will replace the current method of blood draws, IV infusions, injections, and point-of-care blood collection. These science-based techniques are the solution (or missing pieces of information) and will eliminate the multi-stick event and minimize bruising the patient or vein injury caused by unsuccessful blood draws.
E. Alton, Illinois - Friday, February 28, 2014 -The 21cVA technique is a scientific discovery by M. Gail Stotler, Founder of Vein Access Technologies. By applying existing science, technology, engineering and mathematic equations (also known as STEM), the blood draw process is now predictable, repeatable and successful.
The advanced 21cVA technique is not a new tool. It is a technique that has never been used before in the history of the blood draw. The tools (or needles) are still the same; it is the advanced vein anatomy and physiology information that changes the outcome and affects every patient in the world.
Vein Access Technologies is the first in the history of medicine to apply science to the techniques of vein access and point-of-care. Founder, M. Gail Stotler , BA in Biology/BSN/RN/VAT has devoted the last twenty years to the discovery and development of these new techniques.
Vein Access Technologies is the only institute currently set up for turn-key training that will result in cost savings for hospitals and clinics, provide better patient care, reduce the risk of bruising or vein injuries to the patient (especially children) and limit legal liabilities as a result of the current technique, and vein and point-of-care injuries.
Vein Access Technologies, #2 Terminal Drive, E. Alton, IL 62024. Contact Kenneathia Williams, cVAT/Director of Public Relations, Vein Access Technologies through email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone 618.659.0149. M. Gail Stotler, Founder of Vein Access Technologies is scheduling personal interviews through Director of P.R.
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