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Ultrasound Teleguidance to Reduce Healthcare Worker Exposure to COVID-19

Ultrasound Teleguidance to Reduce Healthcare Worker Exposure to COVID-19

The recent expansion of telemedicine during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is likely to continue based on the Food and Drug Administration’s new guidelines supporting remote monitoring technologies as a means to reduce patient and provider exposure.

Ultrasound teleguidance is one application of telemedicine that can minimize staff exposure while preserving patient safety and oversight during bedside procedures.

Ultrasound guidance for needle placement in central venous catheterization has become part of best practice guidelines and typically requires two practitioners: a sterile proceduralist and an assistant to adjust ultrasound settings and provide support or guidance to a trainee or novice proceduralist.

CriticalCare.news
October 16, 2020

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