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Anaesthetists working in perioperative medicine have increasingly taken a whole body approach to patient evaluation known as TUBE – Total Ultrasound Body Examination – thanks to the development of point-of-care ultrasound . Dr. Christophe Aveline, Consultant Anaesthetist in critical care...[Read more]
SonoSite - Concerns about POCUS in Australia
by Rich Fabian, Chief Operating Officer, FUJIFILM SonoSite A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald about a push for increased point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) funding caught my eye. I was initially excited that the topic was receiving such prominent placement,...[Read more]
SonoSite POCUS Profile: Dr. Matt Reed
Point-of-care ultrasound plays an important role in the emergency sector, enabling hospital clinicians and paramedics responding to an urgent call for medical assistance to assess a patient’s condition. Dr Matthew Reed, an Emergency Medicine consultant at the Royal Infirmary of...[Read more]
The IWISH Team and SonoSite Ultrasound in Haiti
Audrey E. Stryker, MD - an Ob/Gyn and partner at Women's Ob-Gyn, P.C. - has been traveling to underdeveloped countries with SonoSite ultrasound systems since 2004. As a part of the IWISH Foundation (International Women & Infant Sustainable Healthcare), she...[Read more]
SonoSite Case Study: POCUS in Resuscitation Situations
How valuable is the use of point-of-care ultrasound in resuscitation situations? Consider the following case study, provided by Dr. Mark Mensour, ER physician, Assistant Professor at the Northern Ontario (Canada) School of Medicine and course developer for Emergency healthcare practitioners...[Read more]
SonoSite handheld ultrasound for global health missions
Dr. Russell Engevik is an emergency room physician from California who volunteers with Lighthouse Medical Missions . He recently sent a video showing us how he utilizes a borrowed SonoSite iViz while working with patients in the hospital in the...[Read more]
FUJIFILM SonoSite Donates Portable Ultrasound Systems to Refugee Rescue Organization
FUJIFILM SonoSite has donated two M-Turbo point-of-care ultrasound systems to the non-governmental sea rescue organization Proactiva Open Arms, based in Badalona, Spain, to support efforts in rescuing refugees. Proaativa Open Arms specializes in surveillance and rescue missions of refugee-filled boats...[Read more]
Treating Acute Pain without Opioids
For the past 20-odd years in the United States, traumatic and acute conditions have often been treated in the Emergency Room using opioid drugs. Now, with the effects of a nationwide opioid addiction crisis becoming increasingly dire, hospitals and trauma...[Read more]
SonoSite Edge II at the Gaes Titan Desert in 2017
The Gaes Titan Desert by Garmin is a 6-day endurance bike race over mountain terrain; the 2017 edition takes place in Morocco. From April 30-May 5, the Titan Desert saw over 463 top-level mountain bikers cover 380 miles of unyielding...[Read more]
Ultrasound and Changes in Value-Based Care
Uncertainty – especially in economics, government, or healthcare - can be hard to handle. Combine a little bit of uncertainty in Washington D.C. and the medical community and you’ll have a window into 2017, a time when the future of...[Read more]