Rob Luke with a SonoSite NanoMaxx at Heavitree Hospital, Exeter.
The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has chosen four SonoSite NanoMaxx hand-carried ultrasound systems to help equip its central and satellite haemodialysis units.
Rob Luke, matron for haemodialysis at Heavitree Hospital, Exeter, said: “The big advantage of the NanoMaxx is its simplicity and ease of use. It allows us to cannulate easily and effectively and get good flows early on. Where fistulas are difficult to access, we can also perform cannulation under ultrasound guidance, enabling us to insert the needles straight into the blood vessel. The NanoMaxx is particularly useful for diagnosing clotted or poorly flowing fistulas, and has dramatically reduced the number of problems and patients being referred back to the vascular access team. It has certainly made a big difference to the service.”
See the full report on page 30 of the May 2012 issue of RAD Magazine.