Education

Ultrasound, CT scanners, and x-ray machines are medical technologies we generally take for granted. But in resource-limited areas around the world, access to these life-saving devices is severely limited. In a September 2017 feature in The Atlantic , medical writer...[Read more]
FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. announced the launch of a strategic relationship with Partners HealthCare to apply artificial intelligence (AI) to POCUS applications. The two companies will collaborate to use AI-based models that will assist clinicians in diagnosis and enhance quality of...[Read more]
In a March 2019 meta-analysis of eight studies published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine , data shows that the use of pelvic point-of-care ultrasound (PPOCUS) can lead to pregnant patients spending less time in the Emergency Department. These...[Read more]
The use of opioids in the ICU and the post-operative period is common, with patients often receiving opioids even after simple surgeries. Though opioids are effective in providing fast pain relief, the side effects of respiratory depression, cough suppression, confusion,...[Read more]
Point-of-care ultrasound helps tame cost escalation in the ER
According to a study conducted by Harvard researchers, emergency physicians in community-hospital settings that chose to use diagnostic point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in patient care saved patients, insurance companies, and hospitals significant sums of money, even if the results of an...[Read more]
The newly redesigned SonoSite Institute
Have you ever considered using point-of-care ultrasound but didn’t know where to begin? Fujifilm SonoSite customers have a powerful tool to help them ramp up their scanning skills, making the POCUS learning curve a lot less steep. SonoSite Institute.jpg We’re...[Read more]
SonoSite POCUS Profile: Dr. Xavier Sala-Blanch
Point-of-care ultrasound is playing an important role in the anesthesiology department at Spain’s Hospital Clinic of Barcelona . Dr. Xavier Sala-Blanch, Senior Doctor and Head of Section in the hospital’s Department of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation and Associate Professor of Anatomy...[Read more]
POCUS Profile: Dr. Sameer Bhandari
Dr. Sameer Bhandari, a Consultant in Anesthesia and Intensive Care at Pinderfields General Hospital in Wakefield, England, plays an integral role in the company’s Complete Ultrasound-guided Regional Anesthesia Education (CURE) course . Here, he describes how he teaches ultrasound-guided regional...[Read more]
Dr. Peter Steinmetz, co-chair of WCUME 2017 and Director of Undergraduate Bedside Ultrasound Teaching at McGill University answers questions around the use of point-of-care ultrasound ( POCUS ) and ensuring its proper use worldwide. You can listen to the audio...[Read more]
When Dr. Peter Steinmetz took on the task of ensuring McGill University’s medical school graduates would be proficient in the use of point-of-care ultrasound, he faced numerous challenges, not the least of which was the fact that the undergraduate medical...[Read more]