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 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
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
Prenatal ultrasound appointments are usually simple and happy affairs for expecting mothers. But, there are times during a woman’s pregnancy when her physician might need fast access to images. When a pregnant woman experiences complications like bleeding or pain, handheld ultrasound could be a valuable tool to quickly diagnose problems and assist in triage.… Continue reading Need fast access to fetal images? Handheld ultrasound could be the answer.
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