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Enhancing Your Infection Prevention Strategy with Single-Use Packets

Infection control practices to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a top priority for healthcare facilities across the nation, with about one in 31 hospital patients being diagnosed with at least one HAI on any given day, according to the CDC. Ultrasound is a critical diagnostic tool used every day in departments throughout the hospital, however,… Read More

Using Ultrasound for Medical Spa Treatments and Beyond

Usually when you think about ultrasound procedures, you picture a woman finding out the gender of her baby or a patient having a diagnostic ultrasound. But many people do not realize that ultrasound can be used for much more than that, and has quickly become the newest trend at Medical Spas across the country. When… Read More

EcoVue Transitions to Softer Ultrasound Gel Bottles

EcoVue® Ultrasound Gel is introducing new softer bottles for their 250ml (8.5oz) ultrasound gel bottles. At HR Pharmaceuticals, we are always listening to what the imaging community is challenged with, and after extensive research, we are making the transition to a softer 250ml ultrasound gel bottle. “One of the most common challenges for sonographers is… Read More

How to Prepare for a Patient with a Propylene Glycol Allergy

Propylene glycol (PG) is often used in ultrasound gel formulations, but can also be found in personal skin care products like creams and lotions. Unfortunately, it is also known to cause minor skin irritation or allergic reactions in some individuals. If your patient suffers from a propylene glycol allergy, going to the doctor for an… Read More

282 Product Discontinuation Notice

HR Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has made the decision to discontinue the sterile items of the EcoVue® 32g gel packets due to low sales volume. The non-sterile 32g packet, item 283, will continue to be produced without interruption.

Which Ultrasound Gel Viscosity is Best For My Procedure?

Ultrasound gel is used in diagnostic ultrasound to reduce the air between the patient and the transducer to reduce acoustic impedance and reflection to allow for a clear image to be produced. Ultrasound gel viscosity describes the gel’s resistance to flow. As a sonographer, you may have a choice between low, medium, or high viscosity… Read More

How to Safely Warm Ultrasound Gel

In a previous blog, we discussed how warming ultrasound gel should be the standard of care for patients. If you haven’t read that post, we recommend you go back and read it. In it, we discuss topics such as making patients more comfortable during an ultrasound and reduce their anxiety. But, what we didn’t discuss… Read More

Delivering Tough News

As an ultrasound technician or medical professional, there are good days, average days, great days, and days where you think about leaving it all behind. The days where you have to deliver bad news to a patient or to their family usually fall into that category. Giving bad news to someone isn’t only emotionally taxing… Read More

Is it Time to Switch Medical Supply Distributors?

As a medical care provider, one of the most important relationships, outside of your relationship to your patients, is the partnership you build with medical supply distributors. From the gauze you carry to the beds your patients lie down in, every supply you carry at your clinic or hospital should be high-quality and reliable. In… Read More

Self-Care Practices for Ultrasound Technicians

As an ultrasound technician, you provide an invaluable service to those you interact with. As a patient-facing medical professional, you encounter a large amount of variety in your job and a never-ending supply of work to do. Being on your feet all day long and navigating the waters of both patients and doctors can leave… Read More