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Conquering the continuous wave venous Doppler

Conquering the continuous wave venous Doppler peak technique Conquering the continuous wave venous Doppler By Jolinda Chrisman, RN Direct Care Nurse, MICU � VA Medical Center � Nashville, Tenn. Spencer Warren, BSN, RN, CCRN Direct Care Nurse, MICU � VA Medical Center � Nashville, Tenn. Charlotte Davis, BSN, RN, CCRN Direct Care Nurse, CCU/CVICU � Heritage Medical Center � Shelbyville, Tenn. Direct Care Nurse � Alvin C. York VA Medical Center � Murfreesboro, Tenn. Editor’s note: Last issue, we examined how to The speed and fl ow of blood coursing use a bladder scanner. Join us in this issue as through the vein is interpreted by the ampli- we take a look at how to use a venous Doppler fi ed ultrasound as a “whoosh” sound. The device. presence or absence of this repetitive sound If we’re fl owing A continuous wave venous Doppler is a can help clinicians measure the patency of freely, we make portable, handheld ultrasound device that venous blood vessels and assist with diag- a “whoosh” nosing potentially life-threatening condi- evaluates the patency of major veins in the sound. arms, legs, and neck by detecting blood tions. If the blood vessel is patent, a loud, fl ow. This painless, noninvasive procedure http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! Wolters Kluwer Health

Conquering the continuous wave venous Doppler

Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! , Volume 10 (5) – Sep 1, 2012

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peak technique Conquering the continuous wave venous Doppler By Jolinda Chrisman, RN Direct Care Nurse, MICU � VA Medical Center � Nashville, Tenn. Spencer Warren, BSN, RN, CCRN Direct Care Nurse, MICU � VA Medical Center � Nashville, Tenn. Charlotte Davis, BSN, RN, CCRN Direct Care Nurse, CCU/CVICU � Heritage Medical Center � Shelbyville, Tenn. Direct Care Nurse � Alvin C. York VA Medical Center � Murfreesboro, Tenn. Editor’s note: Last issue, we examined how to The speed and fl ow of blood coursing use a bladder scanner. Join us in this issue as through the vein is interpreted by the ampli- we take a look at how to use a venous Doppler fi ed ultrasound as a “whoosh” sound. The device. presence or absence of this repetitive sound If we’re fl owing A continuous wave venous Doppler is a can help clinicians measure the patency of freely, we make portable, handheld ultrasound device that venous blood vessels and assist with diag- a “whoosh” nosing potentially life-threatening condi- evaluates the patency of major veins in the sound. arms, legs, and neck by detecting blood tions. If the blood vessel is patent, a loud, fl ow. This painless, noninvasive procedure

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Published: Sep 1, 2012

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