Saturday, January 24, 2015
that order echos, and OB examinations have no idea what we do to give them vital information for the proper care of a patient. Final note before the link?
Keep the probe clean.
The life expectancy of today's sophisticated ultrasound probes is literally "in the hands" of the sonographers and echocardiographers who use them every day in the course of providing patient care. Given that upwards of 70 percent of all ultrasound service calls are probe related, it pays to consider ways preventable probe damage can be reduced in order to minimize patient risks.
Here is the link. Thank You Sonoworld
Saturday, January 3, 2015
Mantodea (or mantises, mantes) is an order of insects that contains over 2,400 species and about 430 genera in 15 families worldwide in temperate and tropical habitats. Most of the species are in the family Mantidae.
I post this because I have had a bad year. Many of you have also had a bad year. This post is long coming and spiteful towards people who believe in proper and caring health care. I hope people realize they have a voice in health care. Many medical institutions who profit from medical imaging are fat guppies. Hospitals are seeing profits soar because of the over use of CT scans and MRI's. Most small hospitals are in self defense mode. The bulk of the profits are from medical imaging. The current president wants to remove the the genitals of rural hospitals. Our country hospitals are dying. Many doctors and nurses and sonographers are losing jobs because of big hospitals metastasizing into small communities to make a profit. We love our small communities. We love our patients that come in to small hospitals to get a shot, or a breathing treatment, or just a hug.
Our hospital system is a great place for acute and chronic disease. People think small hospitals are nursing homes. I hate this. I reminds me of a revolting film starring Chuck Heston. Our small hospitals are not a parking place for re-cycle machines. They are a place of dignity. The reference to the mantis is one of a species of insects that recycles it's own. Very nasty, and totally-false for humans.
They say that with a stroke, “time lost is brain lost” – so when a stroke happens, each second counts to stave off further brain damage. Seattle-area startup Cerevast Therapeutics is developing a device that emits ultrasound waves meant to quickly dislodge stroke-causing blood clots in the brain.
And company just raised $10 million, according to a regulatory filing.
The company’s head-worn device, called the ClotBust ER, is made up of a number of ultrasound transducers that are placed in regions where the majority of vessel occlusions in the brain are known to occur, Cerevast says.
Credit: Med city news http://medcitynews.com/2014/12/using-ultrasound-treat-stroke-cerevast-therapeutics-raises-10m/