(V2 x A x P3) x C = Your Lifelong Success
In a brief time we’ve put the technical and clinical pictures together in the context of separate diagnosis and management pathways… all in the context of the intertwined patient and provider care setting, to grow sharper with every case forever.
We looked behind the front of every pertinent term to find where it came from, as its specific meaning is important, even though the different specialties have hijacked them for their own field. We matched them to their in-the-street-language so you, too can pass them on clearly and more permanently concrete their precise meaning and value.
Download the free Merriam-Webster Dictionary app.
Download these anatomy charts to your cell phone; also print & paste them everywhere in sight. You’re visual; make the most of it.
It started with the fingertip probe grasp (with the fifth finger down, to ensure you’ll gain a year-and-a-half jump start. And we set in motion, simplified, and canonized the universal foundation and process on which you and your team will forever build.
How-to resources: Sonosite Learning Library
You’ll never get enough; that’s why we’ll be standing beside you in perpetuity to help share our collective thinking together, for free.
You already have our recommendations for traditional texts but you can always find benefit in looking at cases. In addition to your specific searches on the internet, visit these free libraries:
Abdominal, Vascular: Ultrasoundcases.info
Echocardiography: Echo Atlas, Echocardiographer.org
If we did our job properly, we said everything at least three different ways, by at least two different means, all aimed to our best guess of what words and timing would be best for you. Now it’s time for all those apparently disparate facts, analogies and stories to unwind, ferment, and reveal over time their career-long intent for You.
You can expect several landmarks from the time you return to your Practice. Put yourself in opportunity’s way, relentlessly seek feedback from your experienced peers, and check in with yourself at these points:
10 days- 2 weeks: You’ll begin to automate your protocol as landmark structures begin to become familiar. You’ll begin to habituate your process of looking at things systematically, from the outside to inside, evaluating each feature for shape, echogenicity and size.
3 months: You start to realize that many patient exams with limited (or no) data are more common than not, and you’ll have developed a more keen sense of how to reposition, relocate, and relentlessly apply the probe. You’ll appreciate the value of partial findings in the context of the patient’s presentation and connect them to the indication for the exam.
1-year: Habits will have formed and your confidence based on connection with feedback gives you speed. You’ll feel more accurate in detecting and classifying abnormalities.
3 years: You’ll have long forgotten the time we spent together in your beginning but you’ll have nearly fully integrated your first steps with your lifelong approach. You’ll have seen most categories of abnormality and you’ll likely feel ready for any case that comes your way.