SonoSite Inc and Physio-Control Inc announce they will collaborate to introduce SonoSite’s hand-carried ultrasound products to the emergency medical services (EMS) market.

Under the terms of the agreement, the Physio-Control sales team will assist in introducing SonoSite’s products to the market.

The implementation of SonoSite’s hand-carried ultrasound systems allows first responders to bring improved care and immediate diagnostics directly to the point of patient care. With the ability to quickly assess, diagnose and triage patients at the scene of an accident, medical personnel in first response vehicles such as ambulances and helicopters will be able to pre-notify hospitals of a patient’s arrival.

Sonosite’s offerings include the flagship M-Turbo and Nanomaxx ultrasound systems.