What Does POCUS Mean?
A "Point of Care" ultrasound machine, which is commonly abbreviated to POCUS, refers to the rapidly growing group of clinicians performing and interpreting ultrasound at the bedside. This includes surgery, emergency medicine, Intensive Care (ICU), and musculoskeletal care. "Point of Care" ultrasounds provide rapid diagnosis, visualization of tissue, and needle visualization for procedures at the bedside. Some medical schools are providing ultrasound machines for their students to carry around during their clinical rotations. These machines are designed to handle high-intensity situations such as Emergency Departments, central line placement, Point-of-Care, bedside ultrasound, and situations where the physician may be using the ultrasound for a quick diagnosis. In many cases of portable ultrasound use, you can even pull the ultrasound off the shelf, boot it, and be scanning almost immediately. In short, Point of Care means the ultrasound can be used and transported wherever the patient needs to be scanned, whether that is at their bedside or the trauma bay.
There are many benefits to incorporating point-of-care ultrasound in your practice that will help you expand your traditional ultrasound environment. Some key benefits that you will see using a Point of the Care ultrasound machine in your practice can be:
- Decreased diagnostic scan time
- POCUS is a less expensive alternative to a console ultrasound
- Patient satisfaction can increase due to the efficiency of the scan
- Can be used in settings with limited resources
- Contamination risk is minimized at the bedside
- Patients Safety increased with an immediate scan time
- Eliminates the need to transfer patients to a radiology department
- Widely accessible to primary care physicians
The Best POCUS
Probo Medical offers a wide variety of Point of Care ultrasound machines from all the top brands. You can find these systems range from handheld, cart-based, and laptop ultrasound machine options. POCUS ultrasounds can also be used in a wide variety of applications, such as cardiac, abdominal, OB/GYN, and many more. View our list of the top-selling ultrasound choices selected by the professionals at Probo Medical and see what Point of Care Ultrasound System will be the best fit for your practice.
Mindray has a diverse POCUS line of ultrasound machines designed as affordable portable ultrasound machines that deliver solid image quality at a great price. Mindrays portable line was created to allow for a wide range of imaging options in a low-cost package. Probo Medical is a Mindray Authorized Distributor of new or used portable ultrasound machines that are covered with a 3-year warranty.