Emergency Medicine

Thanks to an Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) research grant, a new ultrasound training initiative is helping emergency department clinicians in Australia more easily find a patient’s vein during cannulation . Gold Coast University Hospital Emergency Department physician Dr. Amy Archer-Jones...[Read more]
In a 2018 article published in the ICU: Management & Practice section of HealthMangement.org , Drs. Adrian Wong and Jonathan Wilkinson discussed the benefits of deploying point-of-care ultrasound for patients in various forms of shock . They conclude that POCUS...[Read more]
Emergency physician Dr. Trish Henwood, president and co-founder of the PURE Initiative , has been in the frontlines of the battle against Ebola since 2014, when she traveled to Liberia to confront an outbreak. Dr. Henwood recently wrote an article...[Read more]
In a July 2019 study published in Annals of Emergency Medicine , researchers determined that ultrasound-guided line insertions improves the first-attempt success rates over traditional palpation methods for children with predicted difficult access. Previous research had shown successful first-attempt rates...[Read more]
Dotmed.com Trevor Bromley One of the main reasons cited regarding physician burnout is the administrative burden and hassle factor of electronic health records. Regarding imaging services, current PACS workflow solutions have been designed for MRI or CT machines making it...[Read more]
In October 2018, Fujifilm SonoSite unveiled SonoSite Synchronicity , their new point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) workflow system. In a June 2019 feature, DOTMed’s HealthCareBusiness Daily News took an in-depth look at SonoSite Synchronicity and reviewed how SonoSite Synchronicity brings greater efficiency...[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 Queen’s Hospital Emergency Department in Romford is showing off their four new SonoSite point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) machines which will allow them to examine patients quickly and accurately. Queen's Hospital, one of the busiest emergency wards in London, has a...[Read more]
SonoSite blog post: Dr. Martin Langer, clinical lead for emergency medicine at the Evangelisches Krankenhaus Unna
Time is of the essence in the emergency department, where a prompt diagnosis can literally mean the difference between life and death . In this environment, access to point-of-care ultrasound is essential, providing vital information to help clinicians rapidly determine...[Read more]
HealthManagement.org Nidhi Nikhanj, MD Obtaining vascular access is one of the most common procedures performed in U.S. hospitals, with more than 5 million central venous catheterizations (CVCs) performed annually (Feller-Klopman 2007). Nearly 80% of critical care patients undergo CVC (Gibbs;...[Read more]