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El Camino Health is first in the world to use new blood flow monitoring technology

Original post made on Mar 19, 2023

El Camino Health announced Tuesday that it will begin using a new blood flow monitoring technology called FloPatch, a wearable ultrasound system that allows clinicians to more effectively treat patients with sepsis.

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Posted by Silver Linings
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 19, 2023 at 11:45 pm

Silver Linings is a registered user.

As a layperson, I would love to know more about this technology, it's really not clear from the article.

Having had to make hard decisions for end-of-life care for a loved one, and only afterwards reading about contradictory opinions in palliative care, it seems like this technology might help in a non-disruptive way to make better decisions in end-of-life care related to the use of IV fluids.

By "better", I just mean decisions that give everyone the best chance of having high quality interactions and feeling at peace with decisions. Just the decision to give someone IV fluids in palliative care can be hard.

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