If the thought of the Joint Commission showing up at your ultrasound department’s door sparks anxiety, you are not alone.The Joint Commission, formerly known as the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JACHO), is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies health care organizations. The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest… Read More
The recent recall of ultrasound gel manufactured in Canada by Eco-Med Pharmaceutical, Inc., is NOT related to EcoVue Ultrasound Gel or any other product of HR Pharmaceuticals, Inc. EcoVue Ultrasound Gel and other HR Pharmaceuticals, Inc. products are not under any recalls and remain safe for continued use.
Day in and day out, sonographers are using their minds and bodies to help others. Unfortunately, according to the SDMS, 90% of clinical sonographers display symptoms of Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRMSDs), costing employers over $120 billion in direct and indirect costs. Some of the most common injuries that sonographers suffer from include frozen shoulder,… Read More
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
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® 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
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
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.
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
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