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Internet wagering software developer Microgaming has donated a piece of medical equipment to Noble's Hospital Pediatric Ward on the Isle of Man, purchasing a VeinViewer, which provides non-invase way to get a look at children's veins.
The piece of equipment will assist nurses in being able to find veins easier in younger patients, reducing the need to puncture multiple times in order to draw blood or begin IVs.
Commenting on the donation, Noble's Hospital Consultant General and Neonatal Pediatrician Dr. Prakash Thiagarajan said, “Placing an intravenous cannula in an infant or child can be very challenging for doctors and nurses, as well as being very distressing for children and their parents. Often we are forced to search only by feel, as veins are not always visible on the surface of the skin. A VeinViewer identifies veins under the skin and projects a virtual map onto the skin. This state-of-the-art piece of equipment will greatly assist us in locating the veins and thereby reduce the number of attempts required to place cannulae in infants and children.”
Microgaming Health Care & Trust Trustee Dr. John Wardle added: “The Microgaming Health & Care Trust was established to provide funding assistance to various health and social care projects on the Island where the outcome benefits the wider community.”