Infection Prevention for the Sonographer – What’s New for 2023
January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
ULTRASOUND SOLUTIONS CORP. welcomes back sonography expert Robert DeJong, RDMS, RDCS, RVT for a discussion on infection control in the Sonography Department
Infection control and prevention are both critical to delivering safe and high‐quality care to patients undergoing sonographic procedures. This lecture will review common pathogens found in the hospital, how they are spread, and the different ways to protect the Sonographer and the patient. In addition, our speaker will discuss new or amended infection prevention guidelines being developed by the various ultrasound societies. Suggested methods to disinfect the ultrasound transducer, ultrasound unit, ultrasound accessories, and the examining room will also be covered. (Approved for 1 SDMS CME credit)
Course Objectives: Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:
• Discuss proper hand-washing techniques
• Define Spaulding’s Classification System
• Discuss when to use low level disinfection versus high-level disinfection in ultrasound
About Our Speaker: Robert DeJong, RDMS, RDCS, RVT is retired from The Johns Hopkins Hospital where he was the Technical Manager of the Radiology Ultrasound Division for over 28 years. To further his interest in educating the next generations of Sonographers, he has published several books on sonographic scanning and patient care and has also authored chapters in multiple ultrasound textbooks.
Bob has been honored by the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography with the Joan Baker Pioneer Award and has Fellow member status in both the SDMS and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. In addition, he was recently elected as a Director for the SDMS.
As an active committee member of the SDMS, the AIUM, and the Maryland Ultrasound Society, he involves himself in conference management, nominating committee activities, and CME organizations. Bob is a frequent speaker at national and local meetings on various ultrasound topics.
This activity has been approved for 1.0 SDMS CME credit.
The CME participant roster will be reported by Ultrasound Solutions Corp. to the SDMS CME Tracker System.
SDMS no longer allows us to issue Partial Credit for your participation in USC Ultrasound CME events. If you join late or leave early, the SDMS will no longer permit us to award partial pro-rated credit.
Therefore, from now on, in order to receive CME credit, you must be in attendance for the ENTIRE event via your own unique Zoom link that Zoom emailed to you when you registered. Then, and only then, will USC be able to award you any credit. So please be prompt and attentive to the time schedule.
We apologize for any inconvenience, but again, this is a new SDMS policy we must abide by. Thank you for understanding.