Pediatric and Neonatal Ultrasound

Pediatric and Neonatal ultrasound

Point-of-Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) and echocardiography are widely accepted as essential tools in critical care however, uptake in pediatric and neonatal care is lower. This may in part be due to a lack of training, accreditation, and insufficient awareness.* As part of our mission to unlock ultrasound, BabyWorks hopes to revolutionize PoCUS and Echocardiography training for pediatric and neonatal specialties.

Though underutilized, cardiac POCUS in children can be immediately life-saving and drastically change the clinical management at the patient’s bedside .

Doniger, S.J., Ng, N. Cardiac point-of-care ultrasound reveals unexpected, life-threatening findings in two children. Ultrasound J 12, 4 (2020).

Babyworks pediatric & neonatal TEE simulation

BodyWorks Eve revolutionalized training in Point-of-Care Ultrasound worldwide, combining real patient scans, active scenario training, and the HeartWorks echocardiography simulation. However, until now pediatric and neonatal specialties have been lacking the state-of-the-art, high-fidelity training tools available for adults.

BabyWorks Sam is an ultra-realistic baby manikin offering a safe and effective training tool for pediatric and neonatal ultrasound and a high fidelity, accurate scanning experience.

The BabyWorks manikin uses accurate, palpable landmarks and real ultrasound scans to provide a state-of-the-art, high fidelity scanning experience. The manikin can easily fit inside an incubator and can be scanned from the clavicle to the pelvis, as well as two cranial windows, allowing you to scan as you would a real baby in pediatric or neonatal care.

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BabyWorks is an ultra-realistic baby manikin for Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS), Transthoracic (TTE), and Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) training in pediatric and neonatal care.

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  2. Doniger, S.J., Ng, N. Cardiac point-of-care ultrasound reveals unexpected, life-threatening findings in two children. Ultrasound J 12, 4 (2020).
  3. Miller LE, Stoller JZ, Fraga MV. Point-of-care ultrasound in the neonatal ICU. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2020 Apr;32(2):216-227. doi: 10.1097/MOP.0000000000000863. PMID: 31851056.
  4. Lyttle M, Magnus D, Kanani A, et al007 Variability in point of care ultrasound (POCUS) practices in paediatric emergency departments in the UK & ireland; a PERUKI studyEmergency Medicine Journal 2019;36:775.
  5. Snelling, P.J. and Tessaro, M. (2017), Paediatric emergency medicine point-of-care ultrasound: Fundamental or fad?. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 29: 486-489.