When ultrasound is used for point-of-care needle guided procedures, including vascular access or regional anesthesia, it is recommended by the FDA and the CDC that a single-use, disposable probe cover… read more →
Since their introduction more than three decades ago, mechanical needle guides have been used to assist clinicians in the accuracy of placing needles for a variety of procedures such as… read more →
Keeping the needle tip within scan plane continues being a challenge. Infiniti Plus guides help us to increase the success of the block and patient safety.
Ultrasound guidance for regional anesthesia has gained popularity over the last few years. There is increasing interest in real time ultrasound guidance for neuraxial anesthesia, especially in patients with technically complex anatomy. Spinal anesthesia can be challenging in patients with difficult anatomy. Ultrasound guidance for pre procedural marking have been shown to have promising results.
Average block time in the InfinitiPlus™ group decreased by 33%. This difference maybe more apparent in clinicians doing this block less often or by residents since our team was very experienced and working in a large volume hospital.
A juvenile patient underwent a complex foot osteomy. Postoperative pain management required the administration of a single-injection distal sciatic nerve block. Ultrasound guidance during needle placement was required to ensure a quick, atraumatic puncture.
In this publication, the authors report the process and outcome of a clinical study comparing the use of Infiniti™ needle guide (CIVCO, Kalona, IA) and the free-hand (FH) technique to perform ultrasound-guided Transversus Abdominis Plane (TAP) nerve blocks. In this prospective, randomized observer-blinded crossover study, 20 adult patients consented to participate prior to undergoing open abdominal surgery in Royal Melbourne Hospital.
The authors describe the use of the Infiniti Plus (CIVCO Medical Solutions, Kalona, IA) needle guidance system in the facilitation of spinal anesthesia in patients with challenging anatomy such as scoliosis, obesity and advanced age.
The authors hypothesized the use of an in-plane multi-angle needle guide would assist residents with novice ultrasound skills in performing a phantom simulated nerve block.
Enhancing needle visualization during parasagittal approach in paravertebral block for patients undergoing simple mastectomy using in-plane, multiangle ultrasound needle guidance system.