The Vein Viewer Vision 2 is a device that helps nurses easily and accurately locate hard-to-find veins when placing an IV. It uses near-infrared light, a digital camera and an image-processing unit to build an image of a patient’s vascular structure. The device then projects the image onto the patient’s skin, illuminating the best vein for the nurse to place the IV. The Vein Viewer can be used on any patient regardless of age, body type or skin tone, but it is ideal for elderly patients, patients who are dehydrated, and patients with small veins that are not visible or palpable. The device is non-invasive and poses no risk to the patients.