A hit in intensive care

Consultant anaesthetists Martin Beed, Ndu Okonkwo, John Jayamaha and Dick Nickalls from the Nottingham University Hospital.


The intensive care unit at Nottingham University Hospital has acquired a SonoSite M-Turbo point-of-care ultrasound system for diagnostic and ultrasound-guided procedures.


Dr Martin Beed, consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine, explained: “We use the system for a variety of applications, including traditional line and chest drain placement and especially when placing Seldinger chest drains.”


“We have a significant number of patients with coagulopathies who have a high risk of bleeding and so it is particularly important that we use ultrasound guidance for them.”


See the full report on page 30 of the June 2009 issue of RAD Magazine

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