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.
Read the Full Story: Ultrasound helps patients with difficult veins
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