ultrasound procedure tip: mark the skin

16 Sep

QUICK TIP:

center what you’re looking for on ultrasound (e.g. vessel, foreign body), then mark the skin on either end of your probe and draw a line (or put dots at all 4 corners, then “x” marks the spot).

nice tip whether you want to give yourself a quick reference for later use with the ultrasound, or when you want to mark the site using your ultrasound and then put the probe down to free up that hand for your procedure

BONUS TIP:

apparently, sharpie’s are sterile!

References: crashingpatient (4 dots idea); uottawa (line idea & pictures); sharpie tip at ALiEM

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