© 2018

Ultrasound Program Management

A Comprehensive Resource for Administrating Point-of-Care, Emergency, and Clinical Ultrasound

  • Vivek S. Tayal
  • Michael Blaivas
  • Troy R Foster

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Michael Blaivas
    Pages 15-28
  3. Gerardo Chiricolo, Vicki E. Noble
    Pages 37-43
  4. Brian B. Morgan, John L. Kendall
    Pages 45-55
  5. Molly E. W. Thiessen, Resa E. Lewiss
    Pages 57-68
  6. David P. Bahner, Nelson A. Royall
    Pages 69-90
  7. Laura Nolting, Thomas Cook
    Pages 91-102
  8. Christopher C. Raio, Srikar Adhikari
    Pages 103-113
  9. Bret P. Nelson, Dan Katz
    Pages 127-144
  10. Rachel Liu, Christopher L. Moore, Vivek S. Tayal
    Pages 145-176
  11. Andreas Dewitz
    Pages 177-224
  12. Matthew Lipton, Robinson M. Ferre
    Pages 225-241
  13. Jason T. Nomura, Arun D. Nagdev
    Pages 243-267
  14. Patrick S. Hunt, Christopher David Wilbert, Zachary T. Grambos
    Pages 269-279
  15. Christopher J. Bryczkowski, Mark W. Byrne
    Pages 281-299
  16. Petra E. Duran-Gehring, Alfredo Tirado-Gonzalez
    Pages 301-316
  17. Paul R. Sierzenski
    Pages 317-328

About this book


This book addresses the wide range of issues that face the program leader – from how to choose a site and how to negotiate for equipment, to how to determine staffing requirements and how to anticipate and defuse possible turf issues with other programs and services in the hospital or healthcare facility. The early chapters of this book focus on the leadership of your program whether in your department or institution. The second section centers on education at all levels recognizing that smaller machines have made ultrasound available for medical students to advanced practitioners. The third section provides detailed logistics on equipment, maintenance, and safety. The fourth section focuses on a quality improvement program and includes a chapter on the workflow process.  For those with limited budgets we also offer a section on practical operating and educational solutions. The fifth section offers insight into hospital level credentialing, quality assurance, national politics, and recent issues with accreditation. This is followed by reimbursement and coding. The last section covers topics in specialized communities. Chapters focus on ultrasound in  global health, emergency medical services, pediatrics, critical care, community and office based practices. Multiple US working documents including checklists, graphs, spreadsheets, tables, and policy appendices are included.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Vivek S. Tayal
    • 1
  • Michael Blaivas
    • 2
  • Troy R Foster
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineCarolinas Medical CenterCharlotteUSA
  2. 2.Department of Emergency MedicineSt. Francis Hospital, Columbus Georgia, University of South Carolina School of MedicineColumbiaUSA
  3. 3.Lutheran General HospitalPark RidgeUSA

About the editors

Vivek S. Tayal, MD, FACEP

Carolinas Medical Center

Charlotte, NC, USA

Michael Blaivas, MD, FACEP, FAIUM

University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Columbia, SC, USA

Troy Foster, MD, FACEP

Lutheran General Hospital

Park Ridge, IL, USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Ultrasound Program Management
  • Book Subtitle A Comprehensive Resource for Administrating Point-of-Care, Emergency, and Clinical Ultrasound
  • Editors Vivek S. Tayal
    Michael Blaivas
    Troy R Foster
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-63141-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-63143-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 609
  • Number of Illustrations 49 b/w illustrations, 181 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Emergency Medicine
    Intensive / Critical Care Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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