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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Next Generation of Acclimate® Gel Warmer is Here

Our newly redesigned Acclimate® Gel Warmers feature an LCD digital display, allowing you to monitor and regulate the temperature (95°F – 105°F). Available for single-use packets, multi-use bottles, and FlexPac®.