Dr David Weber1, Dr Cartan Costello2, Dr Genevieve Carbonatto3
1UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, USA
2Wollongong Hospital , Wollongong, Australia
3Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, Australia
Ultrasonography constitutes an integral part of modern patient care. It forms part of treatment algorithms of cardiac arrest, PE, vascular device insertion and guides hemodynamic assessment is common clinical syndromes such as sepsis and ARDS. To achieve the full benefits in patient care that ultrasound brings to emergency and critical care, clinicians need to minimise the contamination risk from the use of probes and machines that move from patient to patient.
Current standards and practice of infection control and prevention are inadequate. The purpose of this webinar is to adapt and expand the 2017 Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) and the Australasian College for Infection Prevention Control (ACIPC) guidelines on minimum standards for reprocessing/cleaning of ultrasound transducers to the specifics of Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) environment and provide advice to Emergency and ICU practitioners and health care administrators.
- An overview of the ASUM/ACIPC 2017 Guidelines for Reprocessing Ultrasound Transducers?
- What are the current specifics of ultrasound practice within POCUS relevant to infection control?
- What are the administrative, financial and practical implementations that need to be considered?
- Discuss the recommendations from the USIG.
Why Attend: Provides attendees with further insights into the practicalities, infrastructure requirements and limitations of implementing Infection Control guidelines within the wider need to improve POCUS.
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Dr. David J. Weber, (MD, MPH, FIDSA, FSHEA, FRSM) is board certified in internal medicine, infectious disease, critical care medicine and preventative medicine. His research career has focused on healthcare-associated infections, antibiotic stewardship, new and emerging diseases and vaccine implementation. Dr Weber also chairs the TB Advisory Committee, North Carolina Department of Health.
Dr. Cartan Costello (MB BCH BAO, FCICM, FACRRM, FRACGP, BA Com, Grad Dip Crit Care Echo) is an Australian-based health professional. Dr Costello is an intensivist and has extensive experience in echocardiography. He is the author of numerous scientific publications regarding echo. Education is his true passion, and he has been training doctors in the echo for many years
Dr Genevieve Carbonatto FACEM, Dip Obs, Dip Paed, CCPU, Emergency Physician and educator in ultrasound courses and workshops targeting Emergency doctors at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Discusses her experience in reprocessing ultrasound probes using HLD in Emergency Departments