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Ultrasound probes: Cross contamination
AHEC
Working in ultrasound, I have always taken care to ensure my probes are cleaned after every single patient. But guess what? Research now shows that the probes are not cleaned as good as we thought they were! What a wake-up call!

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Ultrasound Tip of the Month:

Why sterile ultrasound gel is better when it comes to infection control. Using sterile ultrasound gel packets will prevent cross-contamination for patients and ultrasound technicians.


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Ultrasound transducer disinfection in emergency medicine practice
Antimicrob Resist Infect Control via NCBI
External ultrasound transducer disinfection is common practice in medicine. Unfortunately, clinically significant organisms, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumonia spread throughout healthcare facilities via direct contact despite disinfection protocols.

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Emergency department ultrasound probe infection control: Challenges and solutions
Dovepress
Point-of-care ultrasound has become a cornerstone in the diagnosis and treatment of patients in the emergency department. Despite the beneficial impact on patient care, concern exists over repeat use of probes and the role as a vector for pathogen transmission.

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  Ultrasound probe disinfection
Imaging Technology News
Manually soaking ultrasound probes has long been the standard. But ultrasound users and administrators know well the challenges that come with it. New technologies are helping to overcome them, offering quick, easy and cost-effective methods of high-level disinfection to improve patient safety, staff efficiency and audit compliance.

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Evidence for medical marijuana largely up in smoke
Family Practice News
Despite the popularity of medical marijuana, robust evidence for its use is limited or nonexistent for most medical conditions. Typical limitations of marijuana studies include self-report of quantity/duration used and the fact that biochemical/quantifiable measures are lacking.

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Society offers tips on US for Zika-related microcephaly
AuntMinnie
The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) is offering guidance on how to perform ultrasound screening for fetal microcephaly in pregnant women who have been exposed to the Zika virus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and SMFM have suggested using ultrasound to measure the fetal head if the pregnant woman has been infected or potentially exposed to Zika.

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