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Doctors to complete Emergency Ultrasound and Critical Care Training session today

Written By: Mello FM 88
January 21 2014

Sixteen doctors are to benefit from a two-day Emergency Ultrasound and Critical Care Training session that started yesterday.

The Kingston Public Hospital KPH and it partner JAHJAH Foundation are hosting the training which is now in its seventh year.

Dr. Trevor Dixon runned-United States-based JAHJAH Foundation is funding the training.

Head of the Accident and Emergency Department at KPH, Dr. Hugh Wong, said the doctors participating in the training work in hospitals across the island.

Dr Wong said emergency ultrasound allows doctors to see inside the abdomen, chest and pelvis of an injured patient in seconds.

It is can be performed at the bedside in the emergency room on a patient who is too unstable to be transported outside of the accident and emergency department.

Emergency ultrasound is also useful for the placement of Intravenous catheters, finding foreign bodies, and diagnosing Obstetric and Gynaecological complaints.