Guidelines Blog

Improve Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) Biopsies by Eliminating a Common Step

Posted by Erin Dougherty on Jun 24, 2019 3:54:43 PM

Fine needle aspiration biopsies (FNAs) are common procedures performed by physicians around the world, in facilities large and small. An FNA procedure utilizes thinner needles (21-27 gauge) to extract tissue samples from a patient’s discovered lesion, which pathology uses to diagnose whether the lesion is malignant or benign1. FNAs can be done on many anatomic sites, but are typically performed on a lymph node, thyroid gland, breast, liver, or pancreas2.

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Topics: Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, Interventional Ultrasound, Endocrinology

Reduce the Risk of Contamination in Ultrasound-Guided Procedures

Posted by Erin Dougherty on Jun 18, 2019 12:52:59 PM

Infection prevention and control is a major focus of healthcare facilities to 1) lower the risk of patients contracting healthcare acquired infections (HAIs), 2) reduce costs that occur with HAIs, and 3) maintain compliance with The Joint Commission (TJC).

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Topics: Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, Interventional Ultrasound, Endocrinology