Point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) has become an integral tool in the assessment of the critical patient, especially in the emergency environment. It provides non-invasive real-time information that aids the healthcare practitioner in evaluating the severity of the patient’s condition.
It is even more useful in the helicopter emergency care environment (HEMS), where patient monitoring can be difficult due to noise and vibration. In addition to assessing and monitoring a patient, the PoCUS can be used to detect pneumothorax, detect intra-abdominal bleeding, and guide fluid responsiveness during resuscitation.
The use of cutting-edge medical tools such as PoCUS aligns with ROCKETS' patient-centric and industry-leading approach to care.
ROCKET AIR AMBULANCE LEADING THE INDUSTRY IN PATIENT CARE IN SOUTH AFRICA
ROCKETS' corporate culture of safety and patient interest is complemented by a robust clinical governance system that utilizes current evidence-based practice to oversee continuous staff education and training, clinical audit systems and continuous improvement to ensure clinical excellence among staff.
As a company, we are constantly striving to improve safety, which includes our fleet of Bell 222/230 helicopters piloted by highly skilled and experienced pilots, our use of night vision goggles, and strategic partnerships with centres of excellence in trauma management and medical emergency management, to treat acute heart attacks and strokes quickly and effectively.
We strive to always do what is right, not what is easy.