Trick of the Trade: Sterile cover for linear ultrasound probe

Nov 27, 12
Trick of the Trade: Sterile cover for linear ultrasound probe

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You decide to use ultrasonography to help you establish peripheral IV access for and obtain blood cultures from your patient. How can you ensure that you get a sterile sampling to avoid blood culture contamination? Do you need to open a full central-line ultrasound probe cover?

Trick of the Trade: Use a sterile glove

Thanks to Dr. Haney Mallemat (Univ of Maryland, @CriticalCareNow) for the video and tip.

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Michelle Lin, MD

ALiEM Founder and CEO
Professor and Digital Innovation Lab Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

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