Has anyone tried the pressure gauge for the patient to blow into for a good valsalva? The Merrill Spencer lab uses it for TCD PFO studies?
I have some patients blow into a tubing, O2 tubing on the end of a syringe and that worked well. Don't use it all the time, just difficult patients.
On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 10:45 AM, Nancy Williams <[log in to unmask]>
To unsubscribe or search other topics on UVM Flownet link to: http://list.uvm.edu/archives/uvmflownet.html
This works every time. Tell your female patients to “take in a deep breath, hold it, now don’t breathe, and make a big pregnant belly, ok breath and relax”. I do the same with the men only I tell them to make a big beer belly. It helps to start with them in a reverse Trendelenberg.
Great job...you did it with vigor and grace and a smile on your face
To unsubscribe or search other topics on UVM Flownet link to: