Natividad wins Trauma II designation

January 06, 2015

Surgical services staff applauds at a ceremony on Monday marking Natividad Medical Center's designation as a Level II Trauma Center for Monterey County. To help them in their work, trauma center staff has 51 pieces of new equipment. Walls singles out Sonosite portable ultrasound as one of his favorite pieces of equipment.:

Sonosite portable ultrasound machine.

"It can instantly look inside your abdoman and chest to see if there's bleeding. It allows us to do a 'fast exam.' In a few seconds, I can look in both sides of your abdomen, around your heart ... and tell the trauma surgeon whether you're bleeding and need to go immediately into the operating room."

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