The Value of a Solid Work Flow

It cannot be overstated how important having a solid, repeatable work flow is to your ability to master the use of ultrasound. Without a set work flow, you will inevitably leave things out that would otherwise have improved your images, and you will inevitably take longer that you would like when performing your exam — which will in turn mean performing fewer exams.

Practice going through the work flow outlined here repeatedly until it becomes second-nature. Think of it as if you were learning to drive a stick-shift car. Initially you will need to think about every step. But pretty soon you’re just driving along, admiring the scenery.

You can also download my personal notes on the ideal work flow by clicking here (or by right-clicking that link and choosing Save As and saving the file to your desktop).

 

Outline of the Ideal Work Flow

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