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New Virtual CME Event: Meeting and Caring for the Transgender Patient

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ULTRASOUND SOLUTIONS CORP. is pleased to present Ilene Corina and Kyle Schuessler from the Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education and Advocacy, for a discussion on how to better communicate with the transgender patient.

Please join us on Wednesday, October 14th, 2020, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT) for this informative, free virtual event.

Topic: The Elephant in the Room – Meeting and Caring for the Transgender Patient (Approved for 1 SDMS CME credit)

Meeting and Caring for the Transgender Patient Course Description:

One key step to improving the healthcare experience for someone who is transgender involves educating the healthcare provider on how to speak to the transgender individual.  This one-hour presentation will focus on making the sonographer more knowledgeable on how to address and receive patients who describe themselves as transgender as well as how to interact with dignity, respect, and compassion.  Beyond making sonographers more familiar with transgender terminology and etiquette, facts and studies will be addressed.

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Course Objectives: 

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe what it means to be transgender
  • Discuss how to meet and greet someone who describes themselves as transgender
  • Apply appropriate terminology when discussing transgender issues and identification

About Our Speakers:

Ilene Corina, BCPA is a patient safety advocate and consultant who has been working with the community for the purpose of improving patient safety for over 20 years.   She is the President and Founder of the Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy.   

Ilene has been involved with several organizations with focuses on disseminating strategies to improve patient safety and health education.  Her positions have included being a board member of the National Patient Safety Foundation, co-chair of the Patient and Family Advisory Council, and board member of the Joint Commission.

With a team of patient advocates, Ilene focuses on vulnerable populations and patient safety diversity, and has traveled nationally presenting “The Elephant in the Room, Dispelling the Myth About Being Transgender”.

Kyle W. Schuessler, BS is a volunteer safety advocate for the transgender community working with the Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education and Advocacy.  Working with other advocates, Kyle has helped develop a curriculum for medical professionals on how to best assist people who are transgender before, during, and after their transition.  Kyle has been chosen to speak at conferences at healthcare facilities and for community groups, using his personal experiences and skills to educate staff as well as support transgender individuals in their journey.

In addition to his volunteer activities through the Pulse Center and as a Paramedic with his local ambulance corp, Kyle is currently employed at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset as a Telemetry Technician with a specialty in recognizing lethal and non-lethal ECG arrhythmias; phlebotomy; and direct patient care.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for this FREE virtual event!

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Traci Fox

Physics Refresher with Dr. Traci Fox

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A New Virtual CME Event: Physics Refresher with Dr. Traci Fox

USC is pleased to present Dr. Traci B. Fox, “The Physics Whisperer”, prominent Instructor of Sonographic Physics and all things Ultrasound, for one dynamic day of VIRTUAL Physics! All at a very affordable price!  Saturday, October 17, 2020, 8:00 AM – 5:15 PM (EDT)

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TOPIC:  PHYSICS REFRESHER  (Approved for 8.5 SDMS CME credits)

Course Description:

This one-day virtual event will provide participants with a greater understanding of a broad range of topics in the field of Ultrasound Physics.  This comprehensive review will be helpful to those preparing for registry and certification exams.  It will also enhance general knowledge of sonographic physics as well as acquaint attendees on how to apply principles to improve daily scanning and image optimization.

Course Objectives: 

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:

    • Describe the physical principles pertinent to the creation and propagation of sound through soft tissue
    • Discuss the components and functions of transducers and the ultrasound machine
    • Describe how to manipulate the ultrasound equipment to optimize the image
    • Discuss bioeffects, quality assurance, and practicing the ALARA principle

About Our Speaker:

Dr. Traci Fox is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiologic Sciences at Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and a Research Assistant Professor in Radiology at the Sidney Kimmel Medical Center at TJU. Dr. Fox has been a Sonographer since graduating from Jefferson with her Bachelor of Science degree in Diagnostic Imaging in 1993. She then earned her Master’s Degree in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences at TJU, followed by her Doctoral Degree (Ed. D) in Educational Leadership and Management at Drexel University.

Dr. Fox is involved in the academic aspects of sonography education as well as ultrasound research. She has assisted with research on the diagnosis and treatment of breast, kidney, and pancreatic cancer; wound healing; and non-invasive pressure measurement with ultrasound using subharmonics.

Dr. Fox is an accomplished author, having published as first author in four peer-reviewed publications and co-author in many others. Traci is also the co-author of two textbooks: Examination Review for Ultrasound: Sonographic Principles & Instrumentation and Vascular Technology Examination: PREP. In addition, Traci is the author of ScoreCards for OB/GYN. She is also a contributing author on several textbooks.

Traci has presented at numerous local, national, and international conferences, including spending two weeks lecturing in Chengdu, China as part of the University Immersion Program at Sichuan University. Traci is now an adjunct for Sichuan University, teaching Physics in the first Sonographer program in China. In November 2017, Traci was also fortunate enough to be part of an advanced OB/GYN educational conference in Dubai, UAE.

AGENDA:

8:00 AM – 8:05 AM        

Welcome/Introduction

8:05 AM – 10:00 AM      

Math and Metrics, Properties of Sound, Pulsed and Continuous Wave Sound

10:00 AM – 10:05 AM   

Break

10:05 AM – 12:00 PM    

Beams, Image Shape and Transducers; Resolution, Attenuation, Interface and Scatter

12:00 Noon                 

Lunch Break

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM     

Reflection/Refraction, Imaging Instruments

2:00 PM – 2:05 PM       

Break

2:05 PM – 5:00 PM       

Doppler/Hemodynamics, Artifacts, Bioeffects, and Quality Assurance

5:00 PM – 5:15 PM       

Questions and Answers

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FREE CME EVENT – STOP MEDICAL ERRORS

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Medical Errors

ULTRASOUND SOLUTIONS CORP.  is pleased to present  Ilene Corina, President of Pulse Center for  Patient Safety Education and Advocacy, for an informative session on how to avoid medical errors through the use of effective communication.  This is a FREE virtual event.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (EDT; New York)

Topic:  Avoiding Medical Mistakes – Using Clear Communication as a Critical Step to Enhance Patient Safety (Approved for 1 SDMS CME credit)

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Course Description:

Improper communication is a known cause of medical errors.  Patients know what makes them feel comfortable, but may not know that poor communication can be the cause of unplanned medical outcomes. It is often up to the healthcare provider to be sure that clear communication between the patient and provider is working for the best possible outcomes.

This 1 hour event will provide participants with a greater understanding of the importance of communication towards the goals of avoiding misunderstandings and medical mistakes and ultimately improving patient safety.

Course Objectives: 

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify ways communication can be presented so the patient feels more comfortable interacting with the provider
  • Discuss ways of presenting situations to the patient to avoid misunderstandings
  • Share patient experiences where communication played a role in unexpected misunderstandings

About Our Speaker:

Ilene CorinaIlene Corina, BCPA is a patient safety advocate and consultant who has been working with the community for the purpose of improving patient safety for over 20 years.   She is the President and Founder of the Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy and was influential in encouraging lawmakers to pass the “Patient Health Information and Quality Improvement Act of 2000”.    

Ilene has been involved with several organizations with focuses on disseminating strategies to improve safety in healthcare.  Her positions have included being a board member of the National Patient Safety Foundation, co-chair of the Patient and Family Advisory Council, and board member of the Joint Commission.

As a trained mediator certified in compassionate communication, Ilene has dedicated her knowledge and experience to help patients and their families navigate through iatrogenically caused medical injuries or even death.  She has developed curricula on the disclosure of medical errors which have been used for physician training programs.  In addition to having produced and directed numerous videos for patient safety education, Ilene’s work has been published in multiple medical journals.  She is the author of several books on teaching patient safety and patient advocacy.

With a team of advocates, Ilene travels nationally presenting to major healthcare systems with a recent emphasis on the issues particular to vulnerable patient populations and patient safety diversity. 

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PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for this FREE virtual event!

All Registration Forms must be received by Friday, September 25, 2020

 

ECHO CME Event: CARDIOMYOPATHIES & SYSTEMIC DISEASE

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ECHO CME

Ultrasound Solutions Corp. is pleased to present another ECHO CME Free Learning Session in our series of Wharton’s Wednesdays.  Dr. Ronald Wharton will conduct  a discussion on cardiomyopathies and systemic diseases affecting the structure and function of the heart on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (EDT). This free event has been approved for 1 SDMS CME credit.

ECHO CME Course Description

Are you well acquainted with different types of cardiomyopathies and their appearance using 2-D,   M-mode, and Doppler echocardiographic imaging?   This one hour event will cover the sonographic appearance of non-ischemic causes of abnormal cardiac morphology/physiology and help familiarize attendees with the impact of these conditions on the structure and/or function of the heart.

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Course Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Categorize non-ischemic causes of abnormal cardiac morphology and function, both genetic and acquired
  • Recognize abnormalities in function that cannot easily be explained by coronary artery disease
  • Identify abnormalities in valvular heart disease which can occur secondary to cardiomyopathies

About Our Speaker

Dr. Ronald Wharton is a Clinical Cardiologist, Echocardiographer, and nationally recognized expert. He is currently a member of the faculty at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY. Prior to working at North Shore University Hospital, he was a member of the Non-Invasive Cardiology Divisions of Maimonides Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY) and Montefiore Medical Center (Bronx, NY). 

Dr. Wharton, who is board-certified in Cardiology and Echocardiography, has been a member of the faculty at the annual meeting of the American Society of Echocardiography four times. He has written questions for the practice exams used by Cardiology Fellows to study for their board certification in Echocardiography, and for practicing Cardiologists to maintain their certification. In addition, he has been the author of the series “Analyze This Image” at Medscape Cardiology since 2012. 

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NEW OBGYN CME EVENT: Interesting Cases in GYN Ultrasound

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Obgyn CME event

Ultrasound Solutions Corp. is pleased to present Cara Q. Case, director of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at Gateway Community College, for an evening discussion on Interesting Cases in GYN Ultrasound.  This free OBGYN CME event will take place Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT;NY).  Stay home, stay safe and join us for this free virtual experience via Zoom!

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OBGYN Course Description

Through an in-depth discussion of case studies of the female reproductive system, attendees will have the opportunity to learn and review normal anatomy and scanning techniques, as well as analyze a spectrum of GYN pathologies. Sonographers from beginner to advanced levels could all benefit from this presentation.  This free course has been approved for 1 SDMS CME credit.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this OBGYN educational activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Analyze normal and abnormal female reproductive anatomy
  • Identify abnormal uterine pathology
  • Describe differences in ovarian pathology
  • Apply critical thinking to ultrasound case studies

About Our Speaker

Cara Quedens Case, MS, BS, RDMS, RDCS has 37 years of experience as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.  She began as a Staff Sonographer in a large trauma center where she conducted a variety of General, OB/GYN, and Cardiac exams.  Ms. Case also had the privilege of being employed as a Research Sonographer at Yale University under the mentorship of Dr. Kenneth Taylor, world renowned academic Radiologist and pioneer in the applications of diagnostic medical ultrasound.  Cara helped establish the first ovarian cancer screening center at Yale and has also been involved with multiple contrast agent and drug trials, including working with the FDA to develop protocols.  After her many years at Yale, Ms. Case became the Chief Sonographer at a large OB/GYN practice in Connecticut.  In addition, she has collaborated with ultrasound manufacturers on machine design.  For the past 20 years, Ms. Case has taught Medical, Physician Assistant, and Sonography students.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Educational/Instructional Technology from Post University. Presently, Ms. Case is the Program Director at Gateway Community College’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program in New Haven, Connecticut.  

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Survey – CME Events At USC Headquarters

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CME events

We want to hear from you.

Please take our short survey regarding future CME events at USC’s Long Island Headquarters.  As the COVID-19 pandemic progressed this past spring, USC moved our events to a new virtual format.  We extend our heartfelt appreciation to our attendees and speakers for making these virtual events such a success.  Now, as the NY metro area continues to reopen, we would like to gauge how comfortable you are with possibly attending future CME events at our Ronkonkoma, NY location. Please note, we do plan on continuing to offer the virtual option as well.  It has been wonderful to “see” our attendees from all over the country.

The survey below is just two very quick questions and your responses would greatly help us in future planning.

Create your own user feedback survey

We thank you again for taking the time to complete this brief survey.  We look forward to reviewing all of the feedback we receive.  Please be sure to keep checking the CME page for updated event information. Check out our latest free virtual event here.  

You can also sign up to receive email notification of new CME events and news here.

As always, we appreciate your continued support of our CME program here at Ultrasound Solutions Corp.!

Coronavirus: New Virtual CME Event

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Coronavirus Free Virtual CME Event

Ultrasound Solutions Corp. is pleased to present Dr. Apostolos K. Tassiopoulos, Director of Endovascular Surgery at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, for an innovative presentation on the treatment of Arterial and Venous Thrombosis in COVID patients.  Stay home, stay safe, and join us via Zoom on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT;NY).

Course Description

One of the life-threatening complications that patients with COVID-19 face is the development of blood clots in both arteries and veins.  Vascular Sonography is a crucial part of the diagnostic process that can make a difference in survival for these hypercoagulable patients.  This virtual conference, given by Dr. Apostolos K. Tassiopoulos who leads Stony Brook Medicine’s Vascular and ICU COVID-19 Team, will focus on the significance of sonography for patients with coronavirus related thrombosis.  In addition, Dr. Tassiopoulos will highlight the aggressive anticoagulation protocol based on D-dimer levels developed by his team and now implemented throughout the Stony Brook Medicine hospital system.  This event has been approved for 1 SDMS CME credit.

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Course Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the prevalence of arterial and venous thrombosis in patient with COVID-19 infection
  • Analyze the use of duplex ultrasound in the diagnosis of arterial and venous thrombosis
  • Describe strategies for preventing thrombotic complications in these patients

About Our Speaker

Apostolos Tassiopoulos, MD holds multiple positions within the Stony Brook University medical system including Chief of the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Division, Director of the Vascular Center, Director of Endovascular Surgery at Southampton Hospital, Co-Director of the Aortic Center, Director of the Surgical Skills Center, as well as Professor of Surgery and Vice Chair for Quality and Outcome at Stony Brook University’s Renaissance School of Medicine. He graduated from Aristotle University Medical School and completed his residency in Surgery at SUNY Upstate Medical School, followed by a fellowship in Vascular Surgery at Loyola University.  With over 31 years of experience, he has been published extensively and lectured both nationally and internationally on the diagnosis and management of vascular pathologies.  Dr. Tassiopoulos is currently involved with heading the Vascular and ICU COVID-19 Teams at Stony Brook University Hospital and the development of their innovative anticoagulation clinical trial protocol for both the inpatient and post-discharge periods.

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Free CME Credits

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New Virtual Events Added For June

Stay home, stay safe and join us via Zoom for free CME credits!

free cme credits

Ultrasound Solutions Corp. continues to be so appreciative of all healthcare workers on the frontlines of this ongoing challenge.  We want to show our gratitude by offering 2 new virtual events for free CME credits. 

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The first event is another Wharton’s Wednesdays on ECHO ARTIFACTS – Things You See That Aren’t There & Things You Don’t See That Are! An unavoidable consequence of the use of ultrasound is the production of artifacts. These can be manifested by creating an illusion of an object that is not really there, or masking an object that is present. 2-D and Doppler imaging each have their own unique artifacts. This presentation will serve to demonstrate and explore many of the common artifacts cardiac sonographers should be familiar with. This event has been approved for 1 SDMS CME credit. (Pre-Registration is required for this Free event)

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Tuesday, June 16th, 2020: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Sonographic Assessment of Renal Transplants- Renal transplantation is the best treatment option for patients with end-stage renal disease, and is the most common type of transplant performed today. Sonography is the imaging modality of choice for evaluating renal transplants for anatomic complications, perinephric fluid collections, vascular compromise, and signs of rejection. This seminar will review anatomy of the transplanted kidney, scanning protocol, and complications that may arise. Representative normal and abnormal sonographic images will be used to describe and explain various findings.  This event has been approved for 1 SDMS CME credit. (Pre-Registration is required for this Free event)

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Simply click the registration links above and send your completed forms to Rosemarie Cann at rcann@uscultrasound.com.  Once you register, a link will be emailed to you to join the session.

Keep checking our Continuing Medical Education page for updates and sign up to receive notification emails. 

Because USC is an essential business, we have remained open during the COVID-19 pandemic. For system service, preventive maintenance, probe repair, or an ultrasound system sale consult – give us a call at 800-773-4582.

Used Ultrasound Equipment For Sale

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You can now browse our inventory of used and refurbished ultrasound equipment.

used ultrasound equipment for sale

If you are looking to purchase used or refurbished ultrasound equipment, we now have a place where you can check out our current inventory of Used Ultrasound Equipment For Sale.  Ultrasound Solutions Corp. is your source for affordable ultrasound equipment.  Our expert knowledge in all things ultrasound guarantees you will find the best used or refurbished ultrasound machine for the best price. And because you are buying from USC, you have the peace of mind that your purchase is backed by us.  Above all, we stand behind each piece of equipment sold from our inventory.

Our inventory contains a wide variety of systems from manufacturers like GE, Philips, Mindray/Zonare and many more.  We have portable ultrasound systems as well as full console systems. You will also find great deals on demo equipment that we have available for purchase.  

System Modalities: 

  • Cardiac ultrasound
  • Vascular ultrasound
  • OB/GYN ultrasound
  • Shared service ultrasound
  • General imaging systems

Why Buy Used Ultrasound Equipment From USC?

All equipment is tested and inspected by USC technicians before they are listed on our site.  We will help you choose which used or refurbished system is best for your needs as well as your budget. USC always has systems and ultrasound parts coming into our warehouse so our inventory is constantly being updated.  Be sure to keep checking for our newest listings. 

Still can’t find a particular system or part you are looking for?  Give us a call at 800-773-4582 or email us at sales@uscultrasound.com and we will help! Financing and leasing options are also available for qualified buyers. Special finance deals are always happening

Take the guesswork out of purchasing used or refurbished ultrasound systems and parts, give us a call or email us today.