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Essentials in PICC Simulation for Improved Patient Care

Posted by Roxanne Blanford on Aug 24, 2016 11:10:23 AM

If you think you know everything there is to know about achieving successful PICC line placements in the arm, Blue Phantom suggests you think again.

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Topics: Ultrasound training products, Ultrasound Guided Needle Placement, ultrasound simulation

Teaching Ultrasound Simulation: 3 Great Tips

Posted by Roxanne Blanford on Jun 15, 2016 5:27:49 PM

 

Teaching diagnostic ultrasound procedures
to either new medical students or other healthcare providers requires a very specific approach to instruction.  

In order to derive maximum and positive learning benefit, ultrasound imaging curriculum must aim to increase the ability of students to achieve skills mastery, knowledge retention, procedural competency, and progressive accuracy in identifying ultrasound-generated images.

Blue Phantom offers 3 great tips to help ensure these goals are met.


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Topics: General Information, Ultrasound training products, Blue Phantom Trainer Video, Teaching Ultrasound Simulation, simulation training, ultrasound simulation

3 Major Ways Blue Phantom Bests Other Ultrasound Trainers

Posted by Roxanne Blanford on May 2, 2016 4:46:49 PM


INTRODUCTION:

A study (conducted in partnership with the U.S. Government) and published in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, showed attests to the superior durability of Blue Phantom ultrasound trainers for guided needle injections and needle placements. 

Here are three major take aways from that research study. Use these points when you're making the case for why your simulation - based training program must acquire its ultrasound training models from Blue Phantom -- and why no other ultrasound trainer will do.

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Topics: Ultrasound training products

3 Huge Things Blue Phantom Revealed at AIUM 2016 (plus 1 more!)

Posted by Roxanne Blanford on Mar 15, 2016 4:56:42 PM


INTRODUCTION:

New York City in March. The weather is warming up, trees are starting to bud, and Central Park joggers are shedding their winter layers. It's the perfect place and time for the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine conference to convene. 

In 2016, the AIUM conference took place from March 17 through March 21 in the heart of Manhattan, USA, and what a time it was for gaining insights and knowledge into the best in ultrasound practices.

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Topics: Blue Phantom Exhibitions and OnSite Demos

How to justify your Blue Phantom FAST ultrasound model purchase

Posted by Roxanne Blanford on Dec 8, 2015 3:34:43 PM

Sometimes, finding the most appropriate simulator to fulfill your education and training requirements is not the biggest concern of your healthcare training program. 

What oftentimes creates a major dilemma for clinical training organizations is coming up with the rationale for making the purchase in the first place, and getting buy-in from the decision-makers who control the purse strings.

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Topics: General Information, Ultrasound training products

Wow! See the World's First MSKU Knee Injection Simulator

Posted by Roxanne Blanford on Dec 4, 2015 2:33:27 PM


CAE Healthcare & Blue Phantom (the world leader in ultrasound simulation trainers for medical education) has released a stunning video depicting the unique features of the CAE Blue Phantom musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSKUS) simulated trainer for ultrasound guided injections and aspirations of the knee.

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Topics: New Products, General Information, Blue Phantom Trainer Video, Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound (MSKU), Ultrasound Guided Needle Placement

[ Infographic ] 5 Big Benefits of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Posted by Roxanne Blanford on Nov 4, 2015 12:23:47 PM


Musculoskeletal ultrasonography (MSKU) is an increasingly important adjunct, and reliable alternative, to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans.

CAE Blue Phantom has prepared the following infographic to illustrate some of the predominate benefits of musculoskeletal ultrasound.  

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Topics: New Products, General Information, Ultrasound training products, Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound (MSKU), Ultrasound Guided Needle Placement

6 Point Checklist: Advantages of Ultrasound-Guided PICC Placement

Posted by Roxanne Blanford on Oct 15, 2015 12:46:01 PM

Simulation-based training in ultrasound-guided placement of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) has the potential to provide inexperienced technicians with valuable learning advantages that go a long way towards improving patient care and enhancing the success rate of PICC insertion.  
 
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Topics: General Information, Ultrasound training products, Ultrasound Guided Needle Placement

Simulation Training in Ultrasound-Guided Injections: "Better for Patients" [Research Data]

Posted by Roxanne Blanford on Oct 6, 2015 3:20:54 PM

Ultrasound in pain medicine is rapidly growing as an accepted modality in interventional pain management. Here's why you need to take advantage of this wave in revolutionary patient care by bringing your learners up-to-speed on in-demand skills in ultrasound guided injections through high quality simulation-based training.   

 


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Topics: New Products, Ultrasound training products, Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound (MSKU)

LMICS: The Incredible New Frontier for Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Posted by Roxanne Blanford on Sep 8, 2015 3:49:36 PM



Though more research is needed to prove longitudinal benefits of indications for its expanded use,  bedside ultrasound is fast gaining recognition and acceptance as a valuable diagnostic tool for resource-limited, international settings.

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Topics: General Information, Ultrasound training products