Speckle tracking strain in left ventricular ‘hypertrophy’
One of the best uses of strain imaging is when the patient has thick left ventricular (LV) walls, or so called left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). It is important to remember though that not all thickened LV walls are due to true hypertrophy.
When I first heard about the #HelloMyNameIs campaign about 12 months ago, I thought it had to be a joke. Surely healthcare workers weren’t actually treating patients or performing tests on patients without even introducing themselves! As cardiac sonographers, had we become so focused on completing the work-list or running on schedule that we had begun to drop off the most basic components of human interaction? I spent a lot of time observing sonographers (and other healthcare workers) in the hospital and I was shocked at the frequency this was occurring. I can see absolutely no justification for not introducing yourself to your patient….even the unresponsive intubated patient in the intensive care unit deserves this basic human decency.
Today’s guest author is Miriam Norman and the article was written for the Professionals in Cardiac Sciences of Australia (PICSA) newsletter. It highlights an incredibly simple but important action that needs to take place by all healthcare professionals and I jumped at the chance to use the Echo.Guru community to increase exposure for the cause.
“Hello my name is Miriam, and I am a Cardiac Physiologist”.
Wanting to work as an echo locum in the UK? In today’s post I take all of the questions sent to me about working abroad in the UK and I run them by Luke Corley from Globe Locums. Luke is an Aussie living in London and is responsible for finding jobs in the UK for a number of my friends working over there. I am excited about our conversation and I am sure you will find it useful for starting to plan your UK echo-relocation adventure.
It is a busy second half of 2017 for Echo education opportunities. So it’s time to pack the bags and combine a much needed holiday with meaningful professional development. The coming months are a particularly exciting time for echo education in my part of the world. Here are just a few of the stand-out events on offer for August – October that have caught my attention. I hope to see you out there…
You are invited to participate in a survey of sonographer ergonomics being conducted by Michael Cursaro from Royal Adelaide Hospital. This is a fantastic project he is working on, which I hope will lead to a cultural change about how we view sonography-related injuries.
Additional information can be found below or click directly to the survey
Many quality Echo education opportunities are available providing meaningful professional development for both sonographers and physicians all around the globe. The coming months are a particularly exciting time for echo education in my part of the world. Here are just a few of the stand-out events on offer for May – July, 2017. I hope to see you out there…
Grab a coffee, take some time out and browse the latest Echo job opportunities available. Great cities, quality institutions and rewarding careers await you!
Nearly 65 echo jobs were listed on Echo.Guru in 2015. Make finding your dream echo job the resolution for 2016 that you stick to!