Knowing common causes and sources of infection in ultrasound is essential to reducing the risk of health care-associated infections and protecting patients and clinicians.
Featuring Dr. Glenn Woodworth and Dr. Jennifer Noerenberg, both Oregon Health & Science University
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.
Ultrasound gel presents a risk of infection when contaminated gel is used in ultrasound-guided needle procedures. Remove the use of gel from ultrasound procedures with Envision.
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.
Fine needle aspiration (FNA) procedures often use ultrasound gel, which can create artefacts in the specimens and lead to misdiagnosis of the patient or a non-diagnostic sample.
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.