The SonoSite Solution

The SonoSite Solution

Improve Care Quality and Cut Healthcare Costs

Transitioning from volume- to value-based care, healthcare systems must identify ways to deliver high-quality healthcare efficiently. SonoSite® understands this imperative.

Aiming to increase patient safety, eliminate complications and reduce the number of attempts, The SonoSite Solution™, a comprehensive, self-guided program, for safer central venous catheter (CVC) and peripheral intravenous catheter (PIV) insertions, is now available exclusively to SonoSite customers.

The SonoSite Solution is Quality Improvement Made Easy

Rooted in Quality-Improvement Science

Based on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI), “Plan, Do, Study, Act” cycle, The SonoSite Solution Resource Center guides you through an improvement cycle aiming to improve outcomes and eliminate complications by driving standardization of CVC and PIV insertions using point-of-care ultrasound.

The SonoSite Solution teaches a “Six-Point” Bundle approach to CVC and PIV insertions which requires ultrasound guidance.

The SonoSite Solution Gets Results.

Experiencing high CVC complication rates, White Memorial Medical Center collaborated with SonoSite to implement a CVC Management Training Program.

The Result: Dramatic reduction in CLABSI and mechanical complications

Complication Rates During Central Line Placements

      ICU Infection Rates

      Hospital-wide Infection Rates

      Number Hospital-wide Mechanical Complications

      Rate of Infection per 1000 Patient Days

      Number of Mechanical Complications

Did you know?

A CVC Mechanical Complication, such as an iatrogenic pneumothorax, costs an estimated $17,312 on average and accounts for 4.38 days in excess length of stay.*

*Zhan C, et al. Excess length of stay, charges, and mortality attributable to medical injuries during hospitalization. JAMA 2003;290(14):1868-74.

Supporting Your Efforts to Reduce Patient Harm

The SonoSite Solution offers industry-leading training and education to empower clinicians to implement CVC and PIV insertion “bundles” with a Resource Center and a Train-the-Trainer program.

Access The SonoSite Solution Resource Center for:

  • Program implementation guidebooks, worksheets, and training guidelines
  • 3D How-to videos
  • Sample protocols and templates
  • Suggested training agendas and presentations to implement at your facility
  • Supporting evidence, case studies, and reference materials

Train-the-Trainer Program

An optional, supplementary, educational program may be organized through your SonoSite Solution representative and tailored to your Health System’s needs.

This course will include:

  • Proposed agenda for in-house training
  • Training materials and presentations
  • Loaner SonoSite ultrasound systems
  • Training phantoms
  • SonoSite Physician Faculty Member**

**Optional. Fee required.

Visit to register.

Did you know?

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)’s 2016 report titled “Measuring Patient Harm in Hospitals” found that 1 in 18 hospitalizations resulted in the patient being harmed. There were 31 types of harm captured, all of which required treatment and/or extended the patient’s length of stay.

Standardized and consistent use of point-of-care ultrasound for CVC and PIV insertions, thoracentesis and paracentesis, can help address at least 3 of the types of harm identified in the report: Post-procedural infections, Pneumothorax, Laceration / Puncture.

For more information, contact Fujifilm SonoSite Canada:

Fujifilm SonoSite Canada Inc.

3080 Yonge St., Suite 6100, Box 66

Toronto, ON M4N 3N1
Carole Stavely, Director of Strategic Initiatives

Phone: 416-859-9417