Knowing common causes and sources of infection in ultrasound is essential to reducing the risk of health care-associated infections and protecting patients and clinicians.
Understanding the Risks and Safe Utilization of Ultrasound Gel Ultrasound is used across many disciplines of medicine as a safe, effective technology for diagnostic and interventional procedures. Ultrasound-guided interventions, such […]
Cleaning is a mandatory first step in the high-level disinfection process of intracavity ultrasound transducers, such as transesophageal and endocavity probes. Healthcare workers may use ‘pre-cleaning’ and ‘cleaning’ interchangeably. Properly […]
David Adams, ACS, RCS, RDCS, FASE, is a highly recognized leader in the field of Cardiac Ultrasound. In addition to his numerous responsibilities at Duke University Medical Center, he has spent a great deal of time working on global initiatives to support on-going education and training via mHealth.
Johan Sellgren, MD, PhD, Sahlgrenska University Hospital
With a heightened regulatory and quality focus on ensuring accurate and consistent record-keeping, it is important to automate and standardize how your department tracks critical disinfection information in every way possible.
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 […]
Dr. Sellgren Demonstrates the Use of the CIVCO TEE Holder
A previous blog post took you through the necessary steps for cleaning ultrasound transducers in How to Clean an Ultrasound Probe. Cleaning is a fundamental step that cannot be skipped before you […]
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, […]