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Pamela Toups

Pamela Toups

Cardiac, Vascular, and General sonographer at Mobile Imaging and Diagnostics

Location
Lafayette, Louisiana
Industry
Hospital & Health Care
Current
  1. Mobile Imaging and Diagnostics,
  2. Tift Regional Medical Center
Previous
  1. Memorial Hermann Health System,
  2. Kaweak Delta Medical Center,
  3. Tift Regional Medical Center
Education
  1. Florida Institute of Ultrasound Inc
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Mobile Imaging and Diagnostics

Mobile Imaging and Diagnostics

Cardiac, Vascular, and General sonographer

– Present

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Background

Summary

I am a Registered Echo and Vascular Sonographer looking for a clinical setting possibly combined with mentoring and / or teaching responsibilities. Though I am a leader, I can also function quite successfully as a team member. I am highly organized and have authored two training guides. I am looking to locate in South Louisiana or South Mississippi. I spent seven years traveling and have experienced some of the most prestigious facilities on the East coast.

My Cardiac experience is in Echocardiograms, diagnostic and intra-op TEE's, Valve specific interrogation, Pre and Post TAVR interrogation, Ultrasound guided Pericardiocentesis, Thoracentesis, and Paracentesis, LVAD exams, Adult congenital exams, Transplant evaluations. My Vascular experience includes Upper and Lower extremity venous and arterial exams, Carotid artery exams, Dialysis graft evaluation, Vein mapping, Ultrasound guided thrombin injections and venous thrombectomies. I have functioned s a technical trainer, facilitated a more organized approach to inpatient care, served as acting director, trained students and new hires, Digital reporting systems, and EMR's. I also have some experience in pediatric echo.

Experience

Cardiac, Vascular, and General sonographer

Mobile Imaging and Diagnostics
– Present (1 year 1 month)Lafyette, LA

Mobile company servicing Rehabilitation facilities, Nursing Homes, and Home Care entities. Exams performed are Upper and Lower Extremity Vascular and Arterial exams, Carotid artery exams, Thyroid, Renal (with or without Bladder), Gallbladder, and Liver exams in various locations

Cardiovascular Sonographer

Tift Regional Medical Center
– Present (1 year 11 months)Tifton, GA

Inpatient and Outpatient transthoracic echocardiograms; assist in diagnostic TEE's; carotid artery exams; upper and lower extremity venous and arterial exams; vascular and echo call; data entry in McKesson digital system and EMR

Vascular Sonographer

Memorial Hermann Health System
(1 month)Humble, Texas

Carotid artery exams; Upper and Lower extremity venous and arterial exams; Pre CABG vein mapping

Echo / Vascular Sonographer

Kaweak Delta Medical Center
(2 months)Visalia, California Area

Contract position as a full echo and vascular sonographer. Echocardiograms; TEE's; Bilateral Lower Extremity and Upper Extremity Venous and Arterial Studies; Carotid Artery Studies; ABI's; Limited Pediatric Echo

Cardiovascular Sonogpher, Contract

Tift Regional Medical Center
(6 months)Tifton, Georgia

Echo Sonographer - Contract

Johns Hopkins Hospital
(6 months)Baltimore, Maryland Area

Transthoracic echocardiograms; Post TAVR interrogation; LVAD interrogation

Cardiovascular Sonographer - Contract

Kaweah Delta Medical Center
(1 year)Visalia, California Area

Echocardiograms; TEE's; Bilateral Lower Extremity and Upper Extremity Venous and Arterial Studies; Carotid Artery Studies; ABI's; Limited Pediatric Echo
Training new hire in Echo

Cardiovascular Sonographer - Contract

John C. Lincoln Health Network
(5 months)Phoenix, Arizona Area

Thirteen week assignment with five week extension. TTE's; assist in TEE's; Carotid artery studies; Upper and lower extremity venous and arterial exams; ABI's;

Echo Sonographer - Contract

Washington Hospital Center
(1 year 8 months)Washington D.C. Metro Area

Performed Echocardiograms; Contrast Echo; Bubble studies; Ultrasound guided Pericardiocentesis; Created a Pocket Guide to 2-D Echo for use by the Cardiology Fellows; Worked with Fellows and rotating Physicians teaching the skill of Echocardiograms; Superior work ethic; Inspired co-workers to achieve greater patient and clincal skills

Echo Vascular Sonographer - Contract

Bon Secours Health System
(7 months)Richmond, Virginia Area

Lead Echo Vascular Sonographer at Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital, Richmond, Virginia

Publications

Guide to 2-D Diagnostic Medical Imaging

Pamela Toups
April 2006

An in-service guide for hospital personnel and nursing students. This guide introduces personnel and students as to how and why Echocardiograms and Vascular studies are performed. It briefly describes the anatomy and physiological function the patient's heart. It also describes the role of the vascular system, arterial vs venous, and the effects of each on the patient. It also explains how these exams play a role in he continuous care of the patient.

Pocket Guide to 2-D Echo

Pamela Toups
June 2006

Originally designed and written for the use of the Cardiology fellows at Washington Hospital Center / Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. This is a basic "How To" guide that fits in a lab coat pocket. It gives the reader the transducer positions necessary to perform a Transthoracic Echocardiogram along with illustrations of the images at each position. It follows an echo protocol and describes how to acquire the measurements necessary in an Echocardiogram.

Organizations

ASE

– Present

SDMS

SVU

Projects

Nursing Guide to Diagnostic Medical Sonography

An overview of Echo and Vascular imaging to aid in the communication of findings between the Sonographer and other members of the patient's healthcare team.

Team members:

Pocket Guide to 2-D Echo

This guide give instructions in the art of Echocardiograms. It focuses on transducer placement and the views obtained at each window. This guide was written for use in training Cardiology Fellows. It is now used for Medical Residents and students of Echo and Vascular ultrasound.

Skills

  • Cardiac
  • Hospitals
  • Cardiology
  • Healthcare
  • Vascular
  • Health
  • Echocardiography
  • Diagnostics
  • Imaging
  • Ultrasound
  • PACS
  • Research
  • Public Speaking
  • Mentoring
  • Writing
  • Technical Leadership
  • Writing For Publication
  • Staff Education
  • Procedure Manuals
  • Workforce Training
  • Doppler
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