The required use of a probe cover for every endocavity ultrasound procedure has been well established by standards set by governing bodies and industry associations. And the use of an… read more →
The Joint Commission (TJC) was founded in 1951, with an inspiring vision to transform how people experience healthcare across all settings. In this new era, The Joint Commission would evaluate… read more →
Fine needle aspiration (FNA) procedures often use ultrasound gel, which can create artefacts in the specimens and lead to misdiagnosis of the patient or a non-diagnostic sample.
Ultrasound gel presents a risk of infection when contaminated gel is used in ultrasound-guided needle procedures. Remove the use of gel from ultrasound procedures with Envision.
What’s the problem? As the steps to reprocess medical devices using high-level disinfection increase and the population of patients imaged increases, non-compliance in the disinfection process increases proportionately. In 2014,… read more →
In 2017, The Joint Commission released new data showing that 72% of hospitals seeking accreditation last year failed to meet infection control Standard IC.02.02.01: “The hospital reduces the risk of… read more →
Prevention is always better than the cure! Infection prevention is an ongoing patient safety issue that must be at the forefront of every healthcare worker’s mind. Dedicated infection prevention and… read more →
Why is it so important to practice sterile technique during vascular access procedures as a part of the overall infection control protocol in ultrasound? Before we help answer that question,… read more →
Since the spring of 2016, the growth of ultrasound in the United States has erupted with the FDA approval of contrast for liver examinations. The contrast agents used for ultrasound… read more →
As medical professionals, we constantly evaluate situations, identify problems and take action to ensure the best results. From frontline patient care to environmental safety within the medical center, we strive… read more →