Hospital blood draws are consistently under appreciated and overlooked…until now

Blood draws are such a standard and common component of healthcare delivery, we tend to overlook the trauma, risk and waste that they can create. While the results inform 70% of all clinical decisions, there has been little innovation in this procedure or related technologies in decades. According to research commissioned by Velano Vascular, nurses today are calling for more compassionate standards of care when drawing blood in a hospital setting – one that serves the growing number of Difficult Venous Access (DVA) patients, has the potential to reduce patient pain and anxiety, and is safer for practitioners.

SEE THE STATISTICS
  • ~30% of inpatients are Difficult Venous Access
  • A 20-hospital system can conduct over 1 million inpatient blood draws in a year
  • Needle stick injuries during venipuncture remain a real problem in hospitals today
  • ER’s encounter high hemolysis

It started with a patient’s inspiring question…today PIVO is a reality following relentless questioning of the status quo.

2012

2012

Founders dedicated to impact align behind a human-centered vision

2013

2013

The foundation is set for a family of vascular access technologies

2014

2014

Significant investment and a dedicated team transform concept into reality

2015

U.S. and European regulatory bodies open the door to clinical use

2016

2016

U.S. hospitals adopt PIVO – a new standard of care…day and night

More compassionate care exists for Kelli and her son Jack. Velano was borne out of a caring physician’s response to an inquisitive patient’s frustration. In 2012, a dedicated team of experienced healthcare change agents came together to upend the way we draw blood in hospitals.

Through research, planning and human-centered design, the foundation was set for an innovative family of medical technologies. By 2014 the PIVO needle free blood draw device became a reality through clinical collaborations and patient and practitioner input. The FDA cleared PIVO in 2015, opening the door to pilots, evaluations, studies and more.

For Jack, and others who experience endless needle sticks before the age of 10, Velano’s innovations are viewed as “game changers.” Few technologies in healthcare are consistently seen as better for patients, better for practitioners, and better for hospitals.

A vision to improve the hospital experience – for everyone

The philosophies and principles by which we operate are grounded in making a positive difference. We’re motivated by doing the right thing…the right way. We stand up for human-centered care, championing the cause to deliver a new global standard of care for patients. We are passionate about improving people’s lives, and about delivering the highest quality products. We’re unafraid to challenge the status quo, respectfully. We are confident that the impossible is possible, and we’re aiming to deliver compassion in practice.

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Integrity
Make a Difference
Make a Difference
Passion
Passion
Accountability
Accountability
Compassion
Compassion
Tenacity
Tenacity