Embrace Handheld Ultrasound Training to Expand Patient Engagement

Handheld ultrasound may present the opportunity to help physicians further engage their patients, which is why some are evaluating adding it to their practices. After all, having another diagnostic tool is appealing to providers looking to improve patient care. However, bringing in this new technology requires training to get the most out of it. Many technologies… Continue reading Embrace Handheld Ultrasound Training to Expand Patient Engagement

Handheld Ultrasound Provides Quick Information During Global Health Emergency

One clinician provides his experience with using ultrasound to manage treatment of COVID-19 patients in the United States  It’s 6:30 in the morning in Dallas, Texas. While the rest of the state is starting their day, Dr. Bilal Jalil, a Pulmonologist & Critical Care physician, is preparing to check in on one of his patients… Continue reading Handheld Ultrasound Provides Quick Information During Global Health Emergency

Healthcare Heroes: Tools that Make Them Superheroes

By Peter Bonadonna At a time when healthcare professionals are being heralded as heroes, there’s never been a better moment to spotlight their work and reflect on healthcare innovations that are helping make a big impact to their efforts. One of these tools, (a tool I am a huge advocate of), is the handheld ultrasound.… Continue reading Healthcare Heroes: Tools that Make Them Superheroes

In good hands: this handheld tool is helping healthcare providers monitor COVID-19 patients with cardiac conditions

Director of Cardiac Imaging, Bill Shirkey, shares his experience with using handheld ultrasound. The world is facing a global pandemic with unknown implications, and there’s a new risk factor impacting the heart: COVID-19. Patients with underlying heart disease or diabetes are at higher risk of severe illness for COVID-19. Because of this, ultrasound of the… Continue reading In good hands: this handheld tool is helping healthcare providers monitor COVID-19 patients with cardiac conditions

How a Handheld Ultrasound Exam Could Help in Three Scenarios

The handheld ultrasound exam offers incredible potential for today’s primary care physicians (PCPs) — it can, and should, be used as a key diagnostic tool. According to a study in The World Book of Family Medicine, “Ultrasonography should be a diagnosis tool beside the stethoscope in the general practitioner office … the two instruments should… Continue reading How a Handheld Ultrasound Exam Could Help in Three Scenarios

The Use of Handheld Ultrasound by PCPs for Cardiac Examinations

Many primary care physicians (PCPs) work in regions that lack access to cardiology outpatient clinics. But even for those areas that do have access, patients may have to wait before they’re able to have their echocardiogram done in-clinic. One solution is for the PCP to perform a cardiac exam using handheld ultrasound and an off-site… Continue reading The Use of Handheld Ultrasound by PCPs for Cardiac Examinations

How Handheld Cardiac Ultrasound Aids in Diagnosis

Handheld cardiac ultrasound does not aim to replace routine comprehensive echocardiography, but its use may decrease the frequency of comprehensive scans. As a result, it might not only make clinicians’ lives easier, but it may also lead to better patient experiences and outcomes. Making a Cardiology Diagnosis There are many applications for handheld ultrasound in… Continue reading How Handheld Cardiac Ultrasound Aids in Diagnosis

Handheld Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Why Having it is Important

When it comes to the best quality patient care, the physical exam is a fundamental factor. Providers glean a great deal of information this way, but using handheld ultrasound to visualize non-visible parts of the body might be a powerful clinical complement. In many cases, having handheld ultrasound available might also be the key to accelerated… Continue reading Handheld Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Why Having it is Important