Emergency Medicine and SonoSite Ultrasound, LAC+USC Hospital

00:01:36,196 "so that we don't have to fish around for it." 26 00:01:36,196 --> 00:01:37,919 - When you go out of work in a community hospital 27 00:01:37,919 --> 00:01:40,730 and you see a patient who you think has a ruptured 28 00:01:40,730 --> 00:01:44,720 aorta, you wanna know right now, does that patient 29 00:01:44,720 --> 00:01:46,181 have a ruptured aorta. 30 00:01:46,181 --> 00:01:48,258 - Those types of questions need real time immediate 31 00:01:48,258 --> 00:01:50,746 answers, the idea that a radiologist is gonna come to 32 00:01:50,746 --> 00:01:53,811 the bedside in emergency medicine, no. 33 00:01:53,811 --> 00:01:57,756 - When you go home and you reflect on your cases. 34 00:01:57,756 --> 00:01:59,754 You know, could I have done something different 35 00:01:59,754 --> 00:02:01,237 on that case? 36 00:02:01,237 --> 00:02:03,323 Would that patient have survived? 37 00:02:03,323 --> 00:02:05,384 - Absolutely it makes a difference, especially for 38 00:02:05,384 --> 00:02:08,106 critical cases like if you have a ruptured abdominal 39 00:02:08,106 --> 00:02:10,892 aneurysm, minutes count. 40 00:02:10,892 --> 00:02:13,453 - In most community emergency departments, 41 00:02:13,453 --> 00:02:15,716 non-academic centers, there's just not a radiologist 42 00:02:15,716 --> 00:02:20,025 around 24/7, but there are emergencies around 24/7. 43 00:02:20,025 --> 00:02:23,669 - SonoSite is in the business of saving lives. 44 00:02:23,669 --> 00:02:24,897 That's what they do. 45 00:02:24,897 --> 00:02:27,008 - If you can make the diagnosis very quickly 46 00:02:27,008 --> 00:02:28,418 you can save a lot more people. 47 00:02:28,418 --> 00:02:31,133 - They have innovated the technology significantly 48 00:02:31,133 --> 00:02:32,724 so in the last decade. 49 00:02:32,724 --> 00:02:34,989 This installation that we see here eat USC is just 50 00:02:34,989 --> 00:02:37,527 an example of forward thinking, they will need to 51 00:02:37,527 --> 00:02:41,694 continue to push the envelope into more clinical areas 52 00:02:43,153 --> 00:02:45,718 that ultrasound can be used, and bringing it closer 53 00:02:45,718 --> 00:02:46,968 to the patient. 54 00:02:48,436 --> 00:02:51,019 (gentle music) "/>