Nurses Now have a 99.9% of Getting the Right Vein

Growing up around an amazing nurse, I remember stories my mother telling me of patients who were a "hard stick" but most of them were about how she had special skills (rigorous training in the Philippines) to get it done in one poke. When we would find ourselves at the doctors' office or hospital, she would be angered and mostly aggravated if the nurses would end up poking us multiple times causing severe bruising and inducing pain. Now with Evena Medical's new "Eyes-On" smart medical glasses, "x-ray vision" will help with just that. No more multiple stabs when getting blood drawn or an IV inserted which I'm sure some of you will be more than relieved. I know that my mom will have less of an issue when she watches her kids get poked multiple times by newbies. No offense to new nurses of course. =)

Here's a picture of the output of the x-ray vision along with the EMT/EMS goggles which also provide similar enhancements.

The Evena Medical device will allow the emergency personnel to see the vein and begin IV fluid administration even in the toughest of patients - the critically ill, the dehydrated, young children, and people that are obese and dark skinned.

Veins xray Emt ems goggles

One month from now...

I'll have completed my first full marathon (26.2) and can proudly be one of those people that rock the sticker on my car or flight bag, my wife will have her first half marathon in the bag (13.1) and I should be gearing up for yet another sprint triathlon on September 11. (San Diego TriRock) Just in case I haven't mentioned it yet, I'm turning the "big" 3-0 in July and thought that I should run a marathon before then and that's the real reason behind this who fiasco. So far, training has been a hit or miss and up until just recently, I was free from shin splints and "hot feet."  Last night, after running for an hour on the hotel treadmill, I encountered both.  It's a scary thought that I signed up for the full marathon, but with all the positive thinking, I'm going to school it.  Unlike my others out there with a goal of 3:59:59, I'm just adding an hour to that and aiming for nice and "easy" 4:59:59.  I have yet to reach my 60 min 10K and with San Francisco's Centennial Bay to Breakers coming up on May 15th, I'm hoping that it will post as a good "warmup" with all the hills included.

The historic Zazzle Bay to Breakers is a USA Track and Field Certified 12k (7.46 miles).

From sea level at the Embarcadero the course rises steeply along the Hayes Street Hill. Around the 2.5-mile mark runners climb an 11.15% grade between Fillmore Street and Steiner Street. The remainder of the course gradually flows downhill alongside the Panhandle through Golden Park to the Finish Line at the Great Highway.

Here's to my wife and graduating Gonzaga 2011 w/ a Family Nurse Practitioner's degree! I Love ya sweetie!