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J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2005 Jul;18(7):773-7.

The role of the nurse in clinical echocardiography.

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  • 1Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA.

Abstract

Echocardiography plays an important role in the practice of clinical cardiology. As echocardiographic practice has evolved, the addition of nursing personnel to the echocardiography team has enhanced the assessment and diagnosis of cardiovascular disease. Specifically, nurses monitor patients during transesophageal and stress examinations and establish intravenous access for sonicated saline, microsphere contrast, and medication administration. We describe the involvement of nurses in the practice of clinical echocardiography.

PMID:
16003281
DOI:
10.1016/j.echo.2005.03.030
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