Achieving One-Stick Vascular Access, Value-Based Care for Patients

June 27, 2018

Axis Imaging News

Diku Mandavia, MD, FACEP, FRCPC, Chief Medical Officer at Fujifilm Sonosite

Vascular access is one of the most commonly performed procedures in U.S. hospitals as up to 70% of patients require a peripheral intravenous (PIV) catheter during their stay. Each year, 200 million PIV catheterizations are performed. The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) recommended in a 2016 policy statement that procedural ultrasound be utilized to facilitate access. In this article, Dr. Mandavia discusses patient safety improvements that are achieved in vascular access with "the one-stick standard."

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