PIVO™: Needle-Free Blood Draw
The blood draw is an essential part of practicing medicine — impacting 70% of all diagnosis. In fact, during an average hospital stay, a patient undergoes between ten and twenty blood draws, with 40% of those disruptive draws being done between 2:00 and 6:00 am.
No one is comfortable with this procedure; not the doctors, not the nurses and certainly not the patient or their family members.
At Griffin Hospital, we’re changing the way blood draws are done. We are extremely proud to be the first facility in the state of Connecticut to offer needle-free blood draws with PIVO from Velano Vascular.
As a Planetree designated hospital, Griffin is committed to designing our care processes to improve the patient experience. By implementing PIVO hospital-wide, and being the first hospital in the state to do so, we are changing the way we practice medicine, offering a more humane, gentle approach to drawing patients' blood.