Assisting On the CTS-8800 Plus

There are several points during the general work flow where it can be very advantageous (and time-saving) to have an assistant or nurse take over. Visit each of the links below to review that part of the work flow. And practice each of these steps until you feel comfortable enough with each to be able to knock them out during a patient’s visit easily and efficiently.

After reviewing each, come back to this page to access the next section in the list.

 

Before the Procedure:

  1. Choosing the Proper Exam Type.
  2. Putting in the patient’s name and ID.

After the Procedure:

  1. Annotating the Image (more advanced).
  2. Saving the Image.
  3. Moving Saved Images to the Computer and Ensuring That You Are Handling the USB Drive Properly.

The three steps in bold are especially well-suited to an assistant or nurse. The first (putting in the patient’s name and ID) can be done before the doctor enters the room. Saving the image can be done after the doctor finishes the exam. And the final step (moving saved images to the computer) is something that should be done at the end of each day, if not twice a day.

Besides these steps in the actual work flow, there are two other areas an assistant or nurse can prove very helpful:

  1. Probe care.
  2. Assisting during an ultrasound-guided injection (mainly holding the probe steady — maintaining the same pressure and angle on the probe — while the doctor delivers the injection).

Review each of these links and if you have any questions, please feel free to email them to:

info [at] fisherbiomedical.com