Hospitalized patients require intravenous (IV) access for various medications. For patients with challenging veins, ultrasound machines are increasingly being utilized to place IVs while looking at veins on screen. The location of the ultrasound screen away from the site of the procedure makes it necessary to look away from the patient's arm, leading to operator disconnect. This leads to many failed attempts.
Proposed Healthcare Solution
Screen for handheld ultrasound probe to improve technical accuracy at the point-of-procedure
Shariq Raza, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery