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.