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World’s First Wearable Ultrasound Patch in use for sepsis care at a Toronto Hospital

FloPatch from Flosonics Medical provides real-time patient data to enhance clinical decision-making during life-saving critical care events

TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– FloPatch, a wearable ultrasound device, is in use in two critical care units at St. Michael’s Hospital.

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The wireless, wearable Doppler ultrasound patch from Flosonics Medical enables real-time blood-flow assessments to help guide fluid resuscitation in critically ill patients, including those with sepsis and septic shock. Sepsis is the third most common cause of death in U.S. hospitals and affects 1.7 million people nationwide each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“Our critical care teams are always looking for ways to further improve their capabilities and efficiency and ultimately drive greater patient safety,” said Alberto Goffi, MD, St. Michael’s intensivist and Associate Professor at the University of Toronto, Department of Medicine and Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine (IDCCM). Dr. Goffi is co-author, alongside collaborators from Italy and Flosonics co-founders Drs. Jon-Emile Kenny and Joseph Eibl, of a paper describing the technology’s application in the April 2024 edition of the prestigious journal CHEST.

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