Taking advantage of the simplicity and image quality of SonoSite’s S-Nerve point-of-care ultrasound systems anaesthetists at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex, are using the systems to guide a wide range of regional nerve blocks.
Shropshire County Primary Care Trust’s Advanced Primary Care Service (APCS) is relying on SonoSite’s M-Turbo point-of-care ultrasound system for the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal problems as part of its specialist orthopaedic service.
The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge is receiving a M-Turbo point-of-care ultrasound system with a complete paediatric package, purchased by the PICU Charity Fund (Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust) through a community fund raising project which enabled the target to be reached within six months.
Anaesthetists and pain specialists at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust are finding the focused controls of SonoSite’s S-Nerve point-of-care ultrasound system to be a benefit for its pain management service.
The portability of SonoSite’s MicroMaxx point-of-care ultrasound system is proving key for Dr Nick Webborn, founder of the SPORTSWISE clinic for sport and exercise medicine, providing valuable additional information during assessment and treatment of patients.
The St James’s Institute of Oncology, part of St James Hospital in Leeds, is relying on a SonoSite S≠Nerve point-of-care ultrasound system to perfect nerve blocks that can relieve chronic pain in cancer patients.
Matthew Reed, Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Emergency Medicine at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh judges that the SonoSite’s M-Turbo point-of-care ultrasound system is an ideal training tool.
Westside Contraceptive Services, based within Central London Community Healthcare, is honing its expertise in removing deep contraceptive implants ′lost’ in patients’ arms by using SonoSite’s M-Turbo point-of-care ultrasound system to locate the implants.
The Royal Derby Hospital is finding the user-friendly operation and anaesthesia-focused controls of SonoSite’s S-Nerve point-of-care ultrasound system are proving a real advantage for regional ultrasound training.
The Liverpool Women’s Hospital, the largest maternity unit of its kind in the UK, is using the SonoSite M-Turbo point-of-care ultrasound system to guide anaesthesia for a range of procedures in obstetrics and gynaecology.
SonoSite and United Medical Instruments (UMI), a worldwide provider of new and pre-owned ultrasound systems, reach a new agreement for UMI to distribute SonoSite’s products into certain small office markets.
SonoSite and UltraLinq Healthcare Solutions sign a new distribution agreement that provides SonoSite with the exclusive right to market the UltraLinq service within Emergency Medicine and a non-exclusive right to market UltraLinq within other medical specialties.
The SonoSite MicroMaxx point-of-care ultrasound system is being used for musculoskeletal visualisation to train undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapists in the School of Health and Rehabilitation at Keele University.
SonoSite is supporting the charity Transplant Links Community (TLC), loaning point-of-care ultrasound systems to medical teams visiting developing countries to establish sustainable kidney transplant programmes.
Anaesthetists from Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust are using SonoSite’s S-Nerve and MicroMaxx point-of-care ultrasound systems to perform pioneering regional nerve blocks that are transforming the way orthopaedic surgery is managed.
SonoSite’s M-Turbo point-of-care ultrasound system is proving a versatile tool for vascular and endovascular surgeons, offering high quality rapid imaging for both clinical assessments and ultrasound guided procedures.
SonoSite’s M-Turbo point-of-care ultrasound system is being increasingly used by physicians at Gartnavel General Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland, for diagnostic and image-guidance applications in pleural disease.
Dr John Doddy, a GP in Nottingham with a special interest in sports injuries, has chosen a SonoSite MicroMaxx point-of-care ultrasound system to diagnose or monitor his patients with a variety of conditions, after seeing a system used for diagnosing muscle injuries at a musculoskeletal course.
With one of the busiest A and E departments in London, North Middlesex Hospital aims to treat more than 110,000 patients annually, which is why Dr Eddie Lamuren, lead consultant in the department, has been keen to expand the use of ultrasound in the unit, and with this in mind decided to purchase a SonoSite MicroMaxx point-of-care ultrasound system.
An advanced practitioner in ultrasound based in Worcestershire, UK, Judith Phillips, is using SonoSite’s M-Turbo and previously the MicroMaxx hand-carried ultrasound systems to provide GPs with direct access to ultrasound within primary care, helping them to manage patients better and to direct referrals more accurately to secondary care services.
Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley has acquired a MicroMaxx system, and plans to add a new M-Turbo system, to hospital’s portfolio of SonoSite point-of-care ultrasound units, specifically for the administration of regional nerve blocks in theatre.
SonoSite’s MicroMaxx and M-Turbo point-of-care ultrasound systems have played a central role the strategy employed by Tracy Butcher, consultant sonographer for the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation, and her team who have together help reduce patient waiting times for sonography from twenty weeks to now less than four.