Impact of VeinViewer® Vision to Guide Peripheral Venipuncture in Geriatrics


Peripheral venipuncture is a common procedure in geriatrics. This procedure due to altered cutaneous alteration and venous capital associated with age poses problems of comfort and quality of life of elderly patients hospitalized. There is little data from the literature that highlights the difficulties of venipuncture in the context of old age. New venous visualization technologies by infrared spectroscopy (NIR) such as VeinViewer® Vision (VVV) have been developed to guide the placement of a peripheral venous (VVP) or venipuncture (PV) route.

Full Title of Study: “Impact of VeinViewer® Vision to Guide Peripheral Venipuncture in Geriatrics”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Interventional
  • Study Design
    • Allocation: Randomized
    • Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
    • Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
    • Masking: Single (Participant)
  • Study Primary Completion Date: September 1, 2019


  • Biological: Venous puncture in elderly patients
    • Venous puncture in elderly patients

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Active Comparator: Venous puncture using VVV at the beginning of the procedure
  • Active Comparator: Venous puncture without VVV

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Quantification of the number of attempts to place the venous catheter for venipuncture
    • Time Frame: 3 days

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Patient aged 75 years and over – Patient hospitalized in a department of acute geriatrics, whose venipuncture was prescribed Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient not affiliated to a social security scheme – Patient under legal protection

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 75 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Amiens
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Sponsor
  • Overall Contact(s)
    • Guillaume DESCHASSE, Dr, +33322088000,

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