Dr Davies added: “Previously, patients on the ward needing a pleural procedure would be referred to radiology for an ultrasound scan, and then be transferred back to the ward for treatment. Using the S-ICU, we can now perform an ultrasound scan and guided aspiration at the same time. This is safer for patients and streamlines the process, allowing us to increase the number of pleural procedures performed. It has changed what we do completely, helping to reduce the time from referral to procedure and giving new patients a far swifter diagnosis.”
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