- Describe the diverse applications of sonography and associated risk of infection.
- Determine the proper procedures for ultrasound probe disinfection.
- Establish procedures that will ensure patient safety and meet accreditation requirements.
- Understand the risks and dangers of HPV infection.
- Describe the evidence for the risk of HPV transmission from ultrasound probes.
- Understand the efficacy of hospital disinfectants against HPV.
- Describe the regulatory criteria to claim efficacy against HPV.
RDMS, RDCS, RVT, FSDMS, FAIUM, Sonography Education
The importance of infection
control in ultrasound
Robert DeJong has been practising sonography for over 25 years. He was honored by the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (SDMS) with The Joan Baker Pioneer Award in 1996 and elevated to fellow membership status by both the SDMS and American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). He is registered by the ARDMS in abdominal, OB/Gyn, vascular and adult echocardiography. He lectures at local, state and national levels on a variety of topics including new technologies and advances, Doppler, abdominal, teamwork, customer service, and his newest passion infection control.
Prof Craig Meyers
Distinguished Professor of
Microbiology and Immunology at Penn State College of Medicine
Breaking ground in HPV disinfection: reducing HPV transmission risk from ultrasound procedures
Craig Meyers is Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Penn State College of Medicine. He has co-authored more than 100 scientific research papers. Professor Meyers’ recent work has involved studying the differentiation-dependent life cycle of human papillomavirus (HPV) and HPV-associated oncogenesis. His team is the first to grow native (natural, infectious) HPV in high enough quantities for laboratory testing. Professor Meyers’ recent awards include Postdoctoral Mentorship Award, Penn State (2010) and Alumni Achievement Award, Brigham Young University (2013).