Saturday, January 24, 2015

Ultrasound Probes

Happy New Year all.  Here is a tip for all Sonographers.  Keep your probes clean, and do not drop them.  The ultrasound probe (transducer) is the most important element on your machine. Sonographers treat the probe like a sacred instrument the doctors do not understand.  The doctors
 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

 http://www.dotmed.com/news/story/24980
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