Passion for Patient Care Revolutionizes Vascular Access

Passion for Patient Care Revolutionizes Vascular Access

"Hospital leadership is measured on the patient outcomes they produce as well as the financial health of their system. Increasingly, they continue to look for technologies that help them in that mission — a great example is ultrasound guided peripheral IVs. Most hospital-decision makers don’t know that PIV insertion can improve their outcomes in patient safety, quality of care and cost of care — and below is a great example from St. Joseph Health Care system that is using SonoSite systems to achieve these goals." said Dr. Diku Mandavia, Sr. VP and CMO., FUJIFILM Medical USA and FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc.

 

See what St. Joseph Health Care system is doing, and read the full story: https://www.stjosephshealth.org/home-page-articles/item/1859-vascular-access 

 

Some of the highlights:

  • 98% success rate 
  • 3-5 minutes vs. 30-60 minutes leading to improved efficiency and patient satisfaction
  • Elimination of costly and invasive PICC lines ($260 vs $16 in supply cost alone) plus reduced procedure risk
  • 500K savings in supplies annually plus millions more when considering early initiation of treatment, decreased length of stay including same day discharges