Ultrasound Gel Warmers in the Emergency Department?

How many times have you told a patient “The gel will be cold?” How many times have you watched a patient retract from the transducer because of the cold gel? How about a pediatric patient? Could warm gel improve your rate of clinically successful scans? It seems easy enough to install gel warmers alongside our ultrasound machines. But, should we do this?

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Resa E. Lewiss
Feminem Honors: Dr. Patricia C. Henwood

Enjoy the next Thomas Jefferson Point-of-Care Ultrasound Educator of the Month Series!  This post is brought to you by Regan Tuder, MD, MS, second-year resident in Emergency Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.

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Resa E. Lewiss
Ultrasound Program Management

This book addresses the wide range of issues that face the program leader – from how to choose a site and how to negotiate for equipment, to how to determine staffing requirements and how to anticipate and defuse possible turf issues with other programs and services in the hospital or healthcare facility.

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Eden Lew