ABPI Doppler Machine

Organisation : Craigmilllar Medical Group
Grant Amount : £ 2,615

Purchase a new automatic doppler machine to improve patient experience and nursing team efficiency. The new machine can be operated by a health care assistant and delivers an ABPI reading in around 5 minutes, where previously this would take a practice nurse approximately 30 minutes. This will enable us to  make a quicker diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease allowing prompt preventive treatment as well as checking if it is safe to use compression bandaging in leg ulcer patients and assessing diabetic foot disease. It will also free up skilled nursing time from doing the test, to allow us to use this time to deliver care.