A few weeks ago, I received an email from Matt at Illumivein.com, asking if I would be willing to review this product. I’d seen it and some of the competitors products online and they certainly look like the could save a a lot of time and painful sticks for blood draws and IVs.
I received a box with 4 Illumivein flashlights in it and I have spent some time playing with one. Initially, I have to say I really didn’t think it worked all that well. Then I saw that you should try it with dim light in the room (I have to admit I’m one to jump in and read product instructions later). And sure enough there were my veins! Since then, I’ve had success with it even in brighter light. It really does work. And I discovered my R antecubital vein really is there, it’s just tiny and therefore easy to go right through.
The Illumivein is about 3 3/4 inches long, looks like a small LED flashlight which it is except the LEDs are red. It requires 3 AAA batteries and comes with a pouch and lanyard. It would fit easily into a lab coat pocket or nursing bag for home health nurses.
At $24.99, it’s affordable and could be a life saver. Check it out!
And be sure to stay tuned. I will be giving some away during Nurses Week, May 6-12. So be sure to check back in.
NOTE: I’m starting the process of collecting products and gift cards for services or products for Nurses Week Give-Aways. Last year we had pretty awesome gifts. I look forward to new additions this year. Contact me, if you have something to add to our list. Each day May 6-12 products will be highlighted and again in the list of winners. My postings are shared on social media including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.