The training in ultrasound techniques will become part of the core training of every anaesthesiologists
Trivitron Healthcare believes that ultrasound can provide the new perspective to anesthesiologist by helping in the performance of previously blind procedures and allowing discovery of many hidden spaces to uncover their mysteries
New technologies are greatly improving the standards of the products in fast pace. Trivitron as a medical technology company providing affordable healthcare solutions weaves a fascinating thread of inspiration to many healthcare providers. Having solid expertise in research and development, Trivitron has always strived to come up with modern technologies. One such advancement in emerging technology is related to Anaesthesia in Ultrasound. These include advances in scanning schemes, transducers, strain imaging, contrast agents, etc.
Ultrasound technology is rapidly emerging science and the field of anaesthesia has not remained un-touched by its enormous applications. It is playing a vital role in regional anaesthesia for nerve blocks, in vascular access and as a transoesophageal echocardiography tool for viewing blood flows and cardiac imaging. It has special features to assess the depth of epidural space in cases of difficult anatomy or in an otherwise high-risk patient where interventional procedure is required. As the ultrasound guidance is becoming standard practice of future, anaesthesiologists need to develop a thorough understanding of this technology and & practical skills by training themselves.
The technology of ultrasound in medicine has evolved exponentially over the years. Modern ultrasound machines are more compact & portable with better resolution and enhanced tissue penetration making it a handy tool for identification and desired intervention in various body structures. Anaesthesiologists have been performing diverse interventional procedures using anatomical landmarks for years with variable success rates, risks and consequences of complications. The ultrasound imaging can play a major role in the field of critical care, pain anaesthesiology and to perform with precision and reduce complications. Ultrasound has proved to offer an excellent guidance for difficult venous access, epidural space identification, delineating nerve plexuses for chronic pain nerve blocks, in transoesophageal echocardiography or recently in vehement use for regional anaesthesia. However, the use of ultrasound in daily clinical practice will not only require high precision machines but also a high degree of training of anaesthesia users. The training in ultrasound techniques in near future will become part of the core training of every Anaesthesiologists, just as laparoscopic studies is for surgeons. Anaesthesiologists need to acquire thorough knowledge of both ultrasound technology and skills to visualise various structures intended to be manipulated. It is estimated that ultrasound imaging will become an important component of anaesthesia machine.
Ultrasound assisted neuraxial technique and real-time ultrasound guided neuraxial technique are the most effective techniques to aid in neuraxial blocks using Ultrasound. These help in identification of estimating epidural space depth, landmarks and midline structures and facilitating epidural catheter insertion.
Ultrasound is a unique tool which enables optimisation of perioperative management to the anesthesiologist with diagnostic and monitoring capabilities. Indeed, ultrasound has a vital role in problem-based management of various emergencies related to anaesthesia such as hypotension, dyspnea, hypoxia and cardiopulmonary arrest.
Procedural ultrasound applications in the field of anesthesiology can improve the quality of care. Trivitron Healthcare believes that ultrasound can provide the new perspective to anesthesiologist by helping in the performance of previously blind procedures and allowing discovery of many hidden spaces to uncover their mysteries. With the upcoming technology, there will be a bridge to the gap in the traditional method of medical practice.