Retrievals are aided by portable ultrasound

The Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, finds a NanoMaxx assists in retrievals.

SonoSite’s NanoMaxx ultrasound system is proving a key asset for ambulance and helicopter paediatric retrievals across Scotland, helping to ensure the safe transfer of patients from remote sites.

Consultant in paediatric anaesthesia and intensive care retrieval at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, Jon McCormack explained: “The Paediatric Retrieval Service is responsible for the transport of critically ill and injured children across Scotland to the nearest paediatric intensive care unit, often from extremely isolated locations with no critical care facilities.  While ultrasound equipment may be available, it is unlikely to be suitable for line placement in a baby or child, and so the service invested in a NanoMaxx system that is taken to all call-outs.”

See the full report on page 16 of the February 2015 issue of RAD Magazine.

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