Building the Doctor-Patient Relationship With Practical Visualization Tools

The doctor-patient relationship relies on strong communication, just like every other relationship in healthcare. Between providers, communication failure, not a lack of provider skill, has been identified as the root cause of approximately 80 percent of serious adverse events in healthcare settings. The implications of failures in doctor-patient communications should be taken just as seriously. Medical… Continue reading Building the Doctor-Patient Relationship With Practical Visualization Tools

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

Using Handheld Ultrasound for Diagnosis of Postoperative Urinary Retention (POUR)

Handheld ultrasound can be a powerful tool in the hours and days after a procedure. It can help clinicians easily evaluate the patient for postoperative urinary retention (POUR), which could lead to fewer post-operative complications and shorter hospital stays. A Positive Impact on Patients After a procedure, most patients are ready to return to their… Continue reading Using Handheld Ultrasound for Diagnosis of Postoperative Urinary Retention (POUR)

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

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