Nursing Procedure

VECTORCARDIOGRAM

VECTORCARDIOGRAM – Purpose, Client Preparation, Procedure, After Care and Findings (NURSING PROCEDURE) A vectorcardiogram is a graphic recording of electric forces of the heart. it is a noninvasive procedure that graphically records the direction and magnitude of the heart’s electric forces by means of a continuous series of vector loops. Three planes of the heart …

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TRANSESOPHAGEAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY

TRANSESOPHAGEAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY – Definition, Purpose, Equipment, Pre-TTE Care, During Procedure and Post-TEE Care (NURSING PROCEDURE) DEFINITION It involves obtaining images of heart bypassing transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) ultrasound waves through a transducer threaded via mouth and into esophagus PURPOSE To obtain precise information in guiding surgical interventions, e.g. myocardial revascularization, repair of congenital heart defects To …

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STRESS TESTING

STRESS TESTING – Purpose, Indications, Interfering Factors, Client Preparation, Procedure, Findings, After Care and Contraindications Stress testing is an important noninvasive procedure for evaluating the cardiovascular status of clients who are known to have cardiac disease or who are at risk for cardiac diseases. The test increases the demand placed on the heart by increasing …

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ROENTGENOGRAM

ROENTGENOGRAM – Purpose, Indications, Findings, Interfering Factors, Client Preparation, Procedure and After Care (NURSING PROCEDURE) A cardiac roentgenogram is a routine screening procedure in clients suspected or known cardiac disorders. It provides information regarding the size of the heart, its shape and location of the cardiac structure and great vessels The X-ray may also be …

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PHONOCARDIOGRAM

PHONOCARDIOGRAM – Purpose, Findings, Interfering Factors, Client Preparation, Procedure and After Care A phonocardiogram is a graphical recording of cardiac sounds. It is a noninvasive test that amplifies cardiac sounds, which are recorded simultaneously with the electrocardiograph reading Phonocardiography is the graphic recording of heart sounds and pulse waves and their relation to time. It …

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MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING 2

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING – Definition, Purpose, Principle, Instruction, Preparation of the Client, MRI Equipment, Procedure, After Care, Advantages of MRI, Disadvantages and Contraindications Magnetic resonance imaging is also called as nuclear magnetic resonance; this technique was independently discovered by Felix Bloch and Purcell in 1952. He explained that when the nuclear energy is exposed to …

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MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING 1

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING – Indications, Advantages, Nursing Consideration, Contraindications, Interfering Factors, Client Preparation, Procedure and Post-Procedural Care Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive test that employs a powerful magnet, radio waves and a computer to help diagnose respiratory disorders by providing high-resolution, cross sectional images of lung structures and by tracing blood flow. MRI’s …

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HOLTER MONITORING

HOLTER MONITORING – Normal Findings, Definition, Purpose, Findings, Client Preparation, Components, Procedure and After Care Holter monitoring permits the recording of cardiac electric activity over time (usually 24 hours) on a cassette tape recorder. It allows the client to perform normal daily activities can be determined. When the client wears a portable holter monitor, an …

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ELECTROCARDIOGRAM

ELECTROCARDIOGRAM – Normal Conduction System of Heart, Purpose of ECG, Components of ECG, ECG Graph Sheet, Heart Rate, Rhythm, Blocks, Axis, Hypertrophy, Electrolyte Disturbance in ECG, Myocardial Infarction, 12 Lead ECG, Lead Placement, Indications of 12 Lead ECG, Cause of Abnormal ECG Pattern, Preparation of the Patient, Preprocedural Care, Procedure, After Care and Nurses Responsibility …

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