Our three year old son sustained a head injury and was in ICU at a children's hospital in Seattle for 3 days. During this time, I.V. therapy was needed. Unfortunately, due to four dislodgements and subsequent restarts, our child was subjected to severe and unnecessary trauma!
After the third dislodgement, it took the physician about 45 minutes of poking and prodding to get it restarted. I was beside myself as my son kept screaming,
“Daddy, make him stop, it hurts!” I WAS HELPLESS!
I was helpless!
I decided, there and then, that I would find a solution to this RESTART problem.
Two weeks later, I presented to the hospital a prototype of what has become known as the Bingham I.V. Board. They made their first purchase in 1973 and continue using it to this day, along with multiple other hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada,because it works!
Being stuck with a needle is a traumatic experience for children and adults alike.