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Ultrasound machine: Stocking and basic adjustments
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Ultrasound machine: Stocking and basic adjustments

  1.  Make sure the ultrasound machines are plugged in when not in use.
  2. Make sure the machines are fully stocked each morning.  Supplies should include GEL ( sterile ultrasound gel packets or Gel bottle), sterile probe covers, 20 gauge IV needles (NOT Safety catheters), 20G Arrow radial artery kits and CaviWipes
  3. Know how to operate the basic controls to assist the anesthesia provider with the display.
  4. Basic Controls:
  1. Depth
  2. Gain
  3. Color Doppler
  1. Familiarize yourself with process of entering patient data, taking and archiving images
  2. After each use, clean the equipment and return it to its home.  
  3. Make sure the machine is plugged back in after each use.