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.
The authors describe an outbreak of Burkholderia cepacian complex (BCC) in Neonatal Unit and Intensive Care Unit patients in Argentina, between April and July 2013. Charts were reviewed, and microbiological testing of potential sources were performed.
Robert De Jong, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, FSDMS, FAIUM, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Tricia S.L. Turner, BS, RDMS, RVT, South Hills School of Business and Technology
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 […]
When ultrasound is used for point-of-care needle guided procedures, including vascular access or regional anesthesia, it is recommended by the FDA and the CDC that a single-use, disposable probe cover […]
Since their introduction more than three decades ago, mechanical needle guides have been used to assist clinicians in the accuracy of placing needles for a variety of procedures such as […]
While selecting the appropriate probe cover for your ultrasound examination may seem a rather simple task, there are several key points to consider in the process. Let’s start by deciding […]
We continue sharing ultrasound probe cleaning guidelines in part two of our “Top Tips for High-Level Disinfection in Ultrasound” series. If you missed the first edition, you can read part […]