Gift Ideas for Ultrasound Professionals & Get in the Holiday Spirit by Supporting Worthy Causes
If you’re looking for a way to get in the holiday spirit or are getting some last minute shopping done, we have some ideas specially geared towards those professionally or personally passionate about ultrasound and healthcare.
Ultrasound Technician/Sonographer ~ Gifts That Advance their Professions
If you want to treat that special sonographer or ultrasound tech in your life, some ideas include:
- You can offer to pay for their membership dues with a relevant professional association, such as the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) or the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE).
- You can pay for their certification exams with such credentialing bodies as the ARDMS (American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers), ARRT (American Registry for Radiologic Technologists) or CCI (Cardiovascular Credentialing International).
- You can also offer to pay for a continuing education course they are considering so they can further specialize or meet their CME requirements.
Donations to Charitable Organizations
Making a donation to a worthy cause is a great way to get in the holiday spirit and also makes a great gift. (Some organizations allow you to make a donation in someone’s name; alternatively you make a gift certificate showing that you made the donation with them in mind). We’ve listed just a few examples relevant to sonography and healthcare. For some of the organizations you may have to search their site with the keyword “donation” to find out how to give.
- Imaging the World: ITW strives to provide sustainable diagnostic imaging services and programs to underprivileged and remote populations around the world.
- City of Hope: A world renowned center that researches and treats cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. City of Hope also offers numerous career opportunities for allied health professionals, researchers and more.
- American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine: The AIUM consists of more than 9,000 sonographers, physicians, researchers and other healthcare and scientific professionals. It seeks to advance the effective employment of ultrasound in medicine.