Nanosonics trophon® technology, the global standard in ultrasound probe reprocessing, is proud to present to you leading ultrasound infection prevention insights via Network Nanosonics Podcasts.
In this first series of Network Nanosonics podcasts – experts from the field including Nanosonics dedicated Clinical Applications Specialists will discuss the latest in ultrasound infection prevention and reprocessing practices, including the impact COVID-19 is having at the frontline of patient management.
Episode 1 – Ultrasound Use and Reprocessing During COVID-19
In the first episode we discuss the role of ultrasound in the management of COVID-19 patients and how our customers are implementing infection prevention measures to protect their patients.
It features Gina Cummings one of Nanosonics dedicated Clinical Applications Specialists. Gina is credentialed in Adult Echo as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer and in Abdomen as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. She has done work for GE Healthcare as an Ultrasound Applications Specialist and as a sonographer for 5 years. She has experience in Echocardiography, Vascular, Abdomen, OB/GYN, Small Parts, Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy totalling 14 years. Gina is based in New York on Long Island and is responsible for providing clinical education and support to customers to Nanosonics customers.*
*The topic of this podcast is relevant internationally but it should be noted the speaker references USA Federal guidelines
Episode 2: Ultrasound During COVID-19: A German Perspective
In this episode we talk to Hicham Benkhai to discuss the advantages of ultrasound use in COVID-19 positive environments in comparison to other imaging modalities. With increased usage, it is important to ensure ultrasound equipment is properly cleaned and disinfected for use.
Hicham, who has a background in human biology with focus on hygiene and environmental medicine, has drawn infection prevention knowledge from scientific work in cell biology, microbiology and hygiene at the German Institute for Hygiene Environmental Medicine at the University Hospital Greifswald, under the direction of one of Germany’s leading hygiene expert members of the German Commission for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention (KRINKO). He is the Nanosonics Territory Sales Manager for Bavaria, Germany.
Episode 3: COVID-19 and infection prevention for OB/GYN settings
In this episode Lisa Waldowski discusses infection prevention best practices for maternal and fetal health in light of COVID-19. She reviews recommendations from federal guidelines and professional societies and discusses the importance of proper reprocessing of reusable medical equipment to help mitigate the risk of cross-contamination.
Lisa is a board certified Infection Prevention and Control expert and nurse consultant with over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. An authority in the accreditation and regulatory standards, Lisa spent five years as the enterprise Infection Prevention and Control Specialist with The Joint Commission (TJC). Now Senior Consultant with TiER1 Healthcare, she works with hospitals and health systems to assess their current state of compliance and provides recommendations toward achieving safe, quality care. Lisa holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice and a Master of Science in Nursing.