In today's healthcare environment patients require more complex care and therapies. Patients are exhibiting a growing prevalence of chronic conditions and multiple comorbidities, adding to the complexity of routine treatments. Health conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, chronic kidney disease, and obesity all impact patients' vessel health and complicate intravenous access. Fundamental medical care relies on intravenous access in the hospital setting and is the route for medication administration, diagnostic treatments, and other therapies. Establishing intravenous access may not be as easy as it seems, as peripheral intravenous failure rates can vary from 18%–86%.1 Patients who fail peripheral intravenous access often escalate to an inappropriate vascular access device.2 

Accessing these veins does not come without complications. Peripheral and central veins both experience vessel trauma with insertion of indwelling devices such as peripheral intravenous catheters,...

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