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AHEC makes house calls to meet specialty requests
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One of the unique features of Advanced Health Education Center is they never say "never." If there is a special educational request, they will find the experts that can deliver the training in a multitude of different formats.

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AHEC had many healthcare professionals visit for ultrasound training in 2016. The map below shows the 7 countries, 31 states within the United States, & 1 U.S. territory in red where healthcare professionals visited from this year to enhance skills or obtain a new ultrasound skill. We welcome all our visitors with a big Texas 'HOWDY!'





Ultrasound Tip of the Month:

The key to success with ultrasound guided vascular access is never losing sight of the tip of the needle. Using either the transverse or sagittal approach you must see the tip of the needle to know where it is going. Keep the image in sight on the screen to ensure you have reached the correct location.


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  Special report: Insured patients flock to freestanding EDs while hospital EDs feel the financial pressure
Emergency Medicine News
The researchers found that these EDs in the three states with the highest concentrations of freestanding EDs were located in areas with population growth, higher incomes, a higher proportion of the population with private insurance, a lower proportion of the population with Medicai, and more hospital EDs.

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  BYOD ultrasound on your smart device
Philips
Availability. Connectivity. Flexibility. Philips Lumify adds point of care ultrasound to the things you can already do on your compatible Android phone and tablet. Here are some of the many benefits of integrating with Android devices.

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  The speed of sound: Making the definitive diagnosis for rib fractures
Emergency Medicine News
Rib fractures are a commonly suspected and encountered diagnosis in the emergency department. X-rays have long been used to evaluate for the fracture and potential complications, such as a pneumothorax. But they are also widely acknowledged to be insensitive in diagnosing minimally displaced fractures or fractures involving the costal cartilage and costochondral junction.

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  Within normal limits: Ultrasound, not X-rays, holds the answer
Emergency Medicine News
A 3-year-old girl presented to the emergency department with two days of worsening abdominal pain occurring every 60 to 90 minutes that is now increasing to every 20 minutes. She has had no vomiting or diarrhea, and her father reported no fever.

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VIDEO: Ultrasound Guidance for Vascular Access
 
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