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The Complete Guide to Becoming a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Diagnostic medical sonographers, or sonographers for short, are specialists who use ultrasound imaging and sound waves to create 2D and 3D images of inside the body. Doctors and physicians rely on sonographers to aid in the diagnostic process, with ultrasound imaging often being the first test a doctor will order when a patient comes to… Read More

USDA Certified Biobased Product – What Does That Mean?

As we head into Earth Month and look forward to Earth Day on April 22, now is a great time to learn more about biobased products and how using these products can lessen your facility’s impact on the environment. EcoVue® Ultrasound Gel is a USDA Certified Biobased Product. Why? What does it mean? Where did… Read More

Sonographers Share Their Best Advice for Taking Call

Depending on your facility, chances are you’ve experienced the struggles of taking call. Like that time, you were called in for a STAT abdomen at 2 am after the CT already showed gallstones. While you may have a love-hate relationship with taking call, approximately 40% of facilities require sonographers to take call during nights, weekends,… Read More

Why Hospitals are Making the Switch to Sterile Ultrasound Gel

Until recent years, facilities across the country have used non-sterile ultrasound gel bottles as their go-to for the majority of their ultrasound procedures, with single-use, sterile ultrasound gel packets only being used for critical procedures. However, with infection prevention and control at the forefront of every hospital and health system’s protocols, many are making the… Read More

Improving the Ultrasound Patient Experience

Improving the ultrasound patient experience and patient satisfaction is more important than ever, especially with the increasing number of patients who want to be more personally involved in their healthcare decisions. As a Sonographer, you play a critical role in a patient’s overall medical experience and influence their perceptions of the ultrasound department at your… Read More

The Sonographer’s Guide to Reducing Work-Related Injury: Ultrasound Ergonomics

Welcome back to our series on reducing work-related injuries! Sonography is a physically demanding job, with roughly two-thirds of sonographers reporting scanning while in pain according to a recent survey published in the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.  While many sonographers may be accustomed to scanning while in pain due to WRMSDs, this shouldn’t be the… Read More

EcoVue® HV is Getting a New Look

HR Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is pleased to announce that we will be revamping our packaging design for EcoVue® HV products. Starting in October 2021, the HV product line will feature yellow packaging, making it easier to distinguish our HV product line from our original EcoVue® formula. “Our EcoVue® HV line allows users to choose the right… Read More

Preparing Your Ultrasound Department for the Joint Commission

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

EcoVue Ultrasound Gel Unaffected by Recent Worldwide Ultrasound Gel Recall – Safe for Continued Use

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.

The Sonographer’s Guide to Reducing Work-Related Injury: Stretching

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

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