Perioperative

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force issued the report “Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations.” The U.S. Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force (Task Force) was created under the 2016...[Read more]
Dr Fidel Fernandez with SonoSite Ultrasound Machines
Ultrasound is a vital tool for vascular surgeons in the 21 st century. In the following essay, Dr. Fidel Fernández Quesada, a sixth-generation vascular surgeon and associate professor at the University of Granada, Spain, describes the difference that ultrasound has...[Read more]
Dr. Christophe Aveline recently sat down with SonoSite to discusses the importance of the TUBE approach for anaesthetists who specialize in patient care in surgical and emergency procedures, as well as intensive care.
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]
Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality Matthew Ostroff, ARNP The American College of Emergency Physicians issued a policy statement in 2016 advocating a new safety standard for vascular access through the use of ultrasound guidance. St. Joseph's Healthcare System, in...[Read more]
The role of the anesthesiologist is evolving to include perioperative care. With hospitals seeking innovative ways to streamline patient care and improve outcomes, anesthesiologists are increasingly expected to provide patient care beyond general anesthesia and nerve blocks. But beyond the...[Read more]
HealthCare Business News Jill Rathbun, Managing Partner at Galileo Consulting Group, Arlington, VA In this View from the Hill article for DOTmed News, Jill Rathbun discusses how incorporating ultrasound into healthcare delivery may assist health systems to align with MedPAC's...[Read more]
Becker's Hospital CFO Haney Mallemat, MD Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Dr. Mallemat discusses the impact and expansion of the CMS Hospital Acquired Conditions payment program in patient care as well as overall Medicare payments to hospitals. He also explains...[Read more]
by Nidhi Nikhanj, MD In this article for ​Health Management Magazine, Dr. Nidhi Nikhanj lays out the path for a system-wide implementation of point-of-care ultrasound to bring quality of care and enhanced patient safety to the bedside. What 6 steps...[Read more]
ICU Management Diku Mandavia, MD, FACEP, FRCPC, Chief Medical Officer at SonoSite, and clinical associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of Southern California Dr. Mandavia discusses how ultrasound guidance adds value to both patient safety and removing costs...[Read more]
The Good News About Healthcare Reform: Smarter Use of Imaging Technology Helps Reduce Hospital Errors, Healthcare Costs Paul Sierzenski, MD Medical errors continue to be a major problem in the US healthcare system, with hospital acquired infections (HAC) becoming an...[Read more]