What Would You Do? Cussing at Work

What Would You Do? Cussing at Work

In January we wrote a blog about cussing in the workplace that gained quite a bit of traction with readers on social media. So we decided to dive a little deeper and what we found was that no matter if you are working in the mail room or an operating suite with physicians or in the boardroom with executives, "cussing" happens.

INDUSTRY NEWS

Ultrasound Tip of the Month
AHEC

Studies have shown endocavitary probe cover leakage can be as high as 81% with endocavitary ultrasound transducers. Even with disinfection with a HLD (high level disinfectant) some research shows HPV will survive many of the HLD's. If you are still using an LLD (low level disinfectant), it almost guarantees you are giving your patients more than an ultrasound procedure.

U.S. Screening Data from Fukushima Shed Light on Thyroid Cancer in Kids
Aunt Minnie

The latest results of mass ultrasound screening of children for thyroid cancer after the Fukushima disaster were published onling on November 29 by JAMA Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery.

BI-RADS 4C or 5 On Ultrasound? Go Directly to Biopsy
Aunt Minnie

Directly scheduling biopsy is an appropriate course of action for breast lesions categorized as BI-RADS 4C and 5 on screening ultrasound, according to research presented recently at the annual RSNA meeting.

ADDITIONAL UPDATES

Developing a Reporting Culture: Learning From Close Calls and Hazardous Conditions
Joint Commission

While a pharmacy technician was preparing a pediatric nutritional solution, a two-liter sterile water bag she was using ran out. She obtained another bag that she presumed also was sterile water but was instead a similar looking bag containing Travasol, a highly concentrated amino acid that should not be used on pediatric patients.

Black Women Have Worse Breast Cancer Outcomes
Aunt Minnie

Black women have higher breast cancer recurrence and overall mortality compared with their white counterparts, even when they receive equivalent treatments, according to research presented at the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

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