Equipment & Gear, Patient Care

TX EMS Providers Trained on Portable Ultrasound Device

EMS providers in Texas are being trained on a pocket-sized tool that has the potential to save my lives.

Doctors at DHR Hospital and first responders in the Rio Grande Valley received training on the Butterfly IQ device, KVEO-TV reports.


While ultrasound has been out for years, new portable devices plug into an iPhone to provide point of care ultrasound testing anywhere.

“That will make everyone in the emergency room aware of what the condition of that patient is and what the needs are going to be, making the treatment very fast,” according to Dr. Carlos Garcia, DHR Chief of Medical Staff.

Watch the video below.