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SonoSite Ultrasound Training – at a time and place to suit you Posted on 30 Sep 2018

Despite the ever-increasing popularity of point-of-care ultrasound, access to adequate and appropriate training is still an issue for doctors wanting to introduce the technique into their everyday practice. Dr Stephen D’Souza, a consultant in interventional radiology at the Royal Preston Hospital, Lancashire, and a member of the FUJIFILM SonoSite faculty, explains some of the ways […]

FUJIFILM SonoSite helps find the perfect CURE Posted on 03 Jun 2018

FUJIFILM SonoSite has long supported ultrasound training through its UK Education programme, where experienced faculty members use a combination of lectures and hands-on practical workshops to help delegates hone their skills. Dr Sameer Bhandari, a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at Pinderfields General Hospital in Wakefield, plays an integral role in the company’s Complete […]

Point-of-care Ultrasound Fistula Dialysis Education in Gambia Posted on 07 Apr 2018

Learning point-of-care ultrasound is a valuable tool for successful dialysis fistula surgery, allowing pre‑operative mapping to find a suitable site and post‑operative fistula scanning to check for stenosis and adequate blood flow. Anna Jerram, a clinical vascular scientist at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, discusses the role POC ultrasound played during a recent trip to the Gambia to provide critical fistula surgery to patients.

Preparing the way for Ultrasound in Primary Care Posted on 02 Jan 2018

Ultrasound has established itself as an indispensable technique in anaesthesia, A&E and ITU departments, alongside emergency pre-hospital assessment. However, as ultrasound becomes a requirement in medical training and doctors progress through junior hospital posts to general practice, we can expect to see a greater adoption of ultrasound in primary care as its applications become more widely known.

Guiding Paediatric Vascular Access Posted on 19 Oct 2017

NICE guidelines for ultrasound-guided placement of central venous lines in adults and children were first issued in the UK in October 2002. Dr James Bennett, Consultant Anaesthetist at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, discusses how the debate has since moved on from whether ultrasound should be used for vascular access, to what other information and safety assurances it can provide, especially in paediatrics.

Supporting the next generation of doctors Posted on 25 Sep 2017

FUJIFILM SonoSite continues to maintain its strong focus on supporting medical training and education, and recently supplied instruments for a series of ultrasound workshops at the Doctors Academy International Medical Summer School.

#BacktoSchool with FujiFilm Sonosite Posted on 22 Aug 2017

FUJIFILM SonoSite continues to lead the way in ultrasound training and education, helping clinicians to develop and maintain their practical skills in a variety of disciplines.

Point-of-care ultrasound helps to enhance patient care in emergency medicine Posted on 07 Jul 2017

London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital relies on point-of-care ultrasound to help assess and treat patients in its emergency department.

Point-of-care ultrasound transforms sports and exercise medicine in Jersey Posted on 01 Jun 2017

Sportsmen and women on the Channel Island of Jersey are benefitting from the introduction of point-of-care ultrasound.

8 ways to avoid Central Line Placement complications Posted on 26 Apr 2017

Central line complications: they’re risky, costly, and all-around burden to healthcare. Whether it’s CLABSIs or iatrogenic pneumothoraces, CVC complications are not just terrifying for patients and unnerving for doctors; they are also costly for medical facilities.

Point-of-care Ultrasound – An essential tool for Emergency Medicine Posted on 26 Apr 2017

Point-of-care ultrasound systems are now a ubiquitous sight in UK hospitals, with applications across virtually every discipline from anaesthesia to palliative care. Despite this, training in ultrasound use occurs on an ad hoc basis in many specialties, and is not a component of the formal curriculum for general medical students.

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