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20 to 1: New hospital program reduces number of failed IV insertion attempts
Any medical professional with hospital experience knows how crucial peripheral IV access can be. Getting fluids and medications into a critically ill or injured patient can make or break the effectiveness of their treatment. At the best, a “difficult stick”—that...[Read more]
Dr. Ben LaBrot lectures about patient care at Floating Doctors headquarters in Panama.
Dr Ben LaBrot 2.png by Dr. Ben LaBrot, founder of Floating Doctors Recently, while visiting the US, I went to the emergency room with a family member who was suffering some generalized complaints (chest and abdominal pain). Very soon after...[Read more]
Hospital Continues Efforts to Reduce Opioid Over-Prescription
St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey has been among the forefront of medical providers who are attempting to stem the U.S. opioid addiction epidemic where it often starts: the Emergency Department . Fujifilm SonoSite has been delighted...[Read more]
SonoSite User Stories blog post
Dr. Adam Garnett, a sports and exercise medicine (SEM) consultant at the Jersey Sports Medicine Clinic, divides his time between treating rugby players suffering from acute trauma injuries and triathletes and runners with overuse injuries. He explained how the use...[Read more]
Dr Mark Ridgewell describes how point-of-care ultrasound has become increasingly important in sports and exercise medicine in recent years.
Point-of-care ultrasound is an essential tool for Dr. Mark Ridgewell, an early pioneer of sport and exercise medicine (SEM) . Through the course of his career, Mark has worked with many amateur and professional sportsmen and women, beginning with rugby...[Read more]
Veterinarian using SonoSite ultrasound for equine medicine
Ultrasound has been used in veterinary medicine for over two decades, and is now an essential tool for vets investigating a wide range of pathologies . Equine medicine, in particular, relies on highly portable ultrasound systems to investigate lameness and...[Read more]
SonoSite blog: Supporting REBOA with POCUS
Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA) is an emergency technique for temporarily blocking the blood flow to the lower body in the event of subdiaphragmatic internal bleeding . A guidewire and balloon-like device are inserted into the aorta...[Read more]
SonoSite blog: Ultrasound tough enough for sharks
Every year the world's oceans lose roughly 100 million sharks due to human hunting. The big problem? Scientists don't know how to manage the population back. As an apex predator, sharks regulate smaller predators in the food chain, helping to...[Read more]
SonoSite blog: Point-of-care ultrasound in Madagascar
Schistosomiasis, a disease that is common in sub-Saharan Africa, is particularly widespread in Madagascar . The Schistosoma mansoni parasite responsible for the disease is linked to fibrotic changes in the liver which can be detected using point-of-care ultrasound. Dr. Hannah...[Read more]
SonoSite Floating Doctors trip
by Dr. Ben LaBrot, founder of Floating Doctors As of this writing, my wife is pregnant with our first child, and the novelty has long since worn off. After looking after so many other people’s pregnancies, it’s a novel experience...[Read more]