A new era in
point of care ultrasound
Making ultrasound accessible
Delivering Clinical Expertise
Dr John McCafferty
BEng PhD MBChB MD MRCP
As well as working as a full time Respiratory Consultant, sub specialising in interventional pulmonology, lung cancer and pleural disease John has a keen interest in teaching and training both at undergraduate and post-graduate level. He is the course organiser on the University of Edinburgh’s Masters program in General Internal Medicine.
John, with his background in Engineering has always been keen to advance and promote the role of new technologies in enhancing the patient experience by enabling the health care provider to deliver a safe and effective intervention at the point of care. As a Director in Ballater Medical he contributes with his extensive background in Engineering, Clinical Medicine and teaching to offer a bespoke consultancy in point of care solutions.
Supporting Clinical Educators
Ballater Medical is committed to developing tailored education and training resources to support practitioners to achieve the very highest of standards at the point of care.
Point of Care Ultrasound Made Easy New
Point of care ultrasound is being rapidly adopted many medical and surgical specialists and is beginning to be intoduced in the undergraduate syllabus as well as post graduate clinical training. This book, Point of Care Ultrasound Made Easy, teaches healthcare professionals how to do simple, practical and clinically relevant ultrasound scanning at the point of care.
Clear and easy to follow diagrams illustrate scanning positions and the ultrasound images acquired at these positions includes concise learning objectives for each chapter reflects the increased use of hand held and lap top sized ultrasound scanners in hospitals. Includes assessment chapter where students can test thier skills.
Venous Access Made Easy
This book provides simple and practical instructions on how to perform safe and easy venous cannulation, and how to insert midlines and PICC lines using ultrasound. It aidsunderstanding of the relevant anatomy, shows how to use the ultrasound machine, and how to insert such lines using ultrasound guidance. Readers will feel confident and well prepared to deal with patients requiring difficult venous access, giving them simple solutions that can be learned very quickly. These skills will also be globally beneficial for patients and healthcare institutions alike.
Published in 2019 in collaboration with University Hospital York
10 Reasons I love my wireless probe
1) We are the only children’s service in the UK to be using one.
2) Everyone is jealous they don’t have one
3) Have a truly sterile probe for the first time for percutaneous line insertion (hickman line, portacath, PICC line)
4) Its pretty
5) The definition for vascular access is incredible and provides excellent images even on the tiniest babies.
6) Over 150 patients have benefitted from the technology to provide rapid high definition ultrasound for their vascular access
7) Range of ages 1 day old to 19 years
8) Range of weight 800g to 98kg
9) Ergonomically is so much better. Being able to place the screen under a clear sterile drape in line with your probe is ideal and completely novel with wireless tech.
10) Its really patient centred, and for children who are often frightened and anxious, having technology which is hand held and not on a big machine is really reassuring.
A new era in Ultrasound Devices
The latest evolution of clinical ultrasound is now the use of wireless connectivity to allow the acquisition of ultrasound images without the need for unwieldy cable connection offering enhanced ergonomics in clinical settings such as the oupatient clinic, operating theatre, ICU or ER.
At Ballater Medical we offer a bespoke service by being at the forefront of testing the burgeoning range of hand held ultrasoiund devices in order to source the best possible device tailored to a particular clinical setting, and at a competative price.
Portable ultrasound Devices
Portable ultraside devices require little space and are highly mobile. They can be conneceted via USB cable and offer solution when time is needed.