Ultrasound Guidance Enables More Difficult Peripheral Vein Access

This Philly.com story on the advantages of ultrasound needle guidance and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital's findings is not only informative but is written in a particularly engaging style accessible to a wide readership. An informed public goes a long way in helping to reinforce the value of clinical ultrasound's multiple benefits.

Here is an excerpt from the article by Philadelphia Inquirer staff writer Stacey Burling:

. . . An emergency physician at George Washington University Hospital found that use of central lines, the fallback when the staff can't connect to a peripheral vein, fell by 80 percent after technicians learned how to use ultrasound. That's important because central lines are more expensive and prone to infections.

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