Intelligent Ultrasound and Fujifilm SonoSite have entered into an agreement to deliver a point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) training solution.
Fujifilm SonoSite are specialists in developing point-of-care ultrasound solutions. Intelligent Ultrasound are a software and simulation company.
The agreement allows Intelligent Ultrasounds simulator training platforms – BodyWorks Eve POCUS training solution, HeartWorks transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) – to be used to accelerate training for all Fujifilm SonoSite’s POCUS systems.
“This agreement will allow clinicians the opportunity to work with two leading companies in their respective markets to access a robust POCUS training solution that will facilitate increased adoption of a critical imaging modality in their institutions,” said Rich Fabian, President and Chief Operating Officer of Fujifilm SonoSite.
A patient simulator designed for interactive POCUS scenario training, BodyWorks Eve has 100 real patient scans. It also has over 10,000 pathology variations across cardiac, lung, transabdominal and pelvic ultrasound. This will help Fujifilm SonoSite’s POCUS users train for a diverse case load in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care disciplines.
Specific focus areas of this simulator include recognition of common abnormalities and pathology, assessment skills to guide decisions for patient referral or discharge, Doppler and M-mode functions and more.
“We feel this agreement will have a very positive effect,” said Ian Whittaker, Intelligent Ultrasound COO and Head of Simulation. “Not only on improving scanning skills of the clinicians, but on patient outcomes as well.“
The Heartworks TTE simulator aids POCUS users in understanding cardiac anatomy. The TEE simulator will help POCUS users to develop the required cognitive and psychomotor skills for this discipline. While using Fujifilm SonoSite’s POCUS systems, clinicians can address urgent cardiac conditions at a patient’s side, wherever that may be.
With the help of Intelligent’s TTE and TEE simulators, they will have access to added training modules.