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kerala disaster
During recent floods in the southern Indian province of Kerala , the Kerala Flood Disaster relief team sent by Kasturba Medical College, Manipal borrowed a SonoSite M-Turbo ultrasound machine to assist in assessing and triaging flood victims. The team arrived...[Read more]
SonoSite POCUS Profile
Dr. Ilyas Tugtekin, a consultant anesthetist from Ulm University Medical Center in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, travels to Kumasi, Ghana to help establish an ultrasound training center for doctors all over West Africa. Funded by the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation – a non-profit...[Read more]
Motorsports are risky, so employing an experienced medical response team is crucial. Fujifilm SonoSite recently became an Official Supplier of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship (BSB) 2018, and the SonoSite iViz became a valuable addition to the medical team’s toolbox...[Read more]
SonoSite POCUS Profile: Dr. Meuser-Herr
Pneumonia is a major cause of childhood mortality and morbidity globally – particularly in resource-poor environments – and diagnosis of pneumonia can be complex . The current gold standard diagnostic technique is a chest X-ray, looking for the presence or...[Read more]
Dr. Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez
Doctors working in the eight-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Ramón y Cajal University Hospital in Madrid use point-of-care ultrasound extensively to evaluate the condition of critically ill children, and find it essential to their work . Dr. José...[Read more]
Children in Haiti are Carrying Yellow Water Jugs and Smiling at Camera
The following is a letter from Dr. Samuel Abelson, an emergency medicine physician who lives in Minneapolis. Four years ago, Project Medishare began teaching point-of-care ultrasound to the staff at Hospital Bernard Mevs in Port Au Prince. Through the SonoSite...[Read more]
SonoSite and ultrasound guided vascular access
How does ultrasound-guided vascular access improve care and reduce costs? In a new article in Axis Imaging, Fujifilm SonoSite's Chief Medical Officer Diku Mandavia writes about how Matthew Ostroff, ARNP, a vascular access specialist at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, a...[Read more]
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]