We tried having the patients hydrate 4 hours prior, but still had lots of gas and peristalsis. We now just follow the strict NPO- no food or dring, no smoking, no chewing gum. I can usually get a decent study on wome, even if they are big, but men with "beer bellies" still elude me... just no pushing the fat and gas out of the way.
From: UVM Flownet [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Kim
Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2009 5:57 PM
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Subject: patient prep for Renal studies
Hello, I am wondering what other vascular labs use as patient prep for Renal
studies. We have the patient NPO for 8 hrs, no meds. I have heard that
some places have their patients drink water and hydrate. Please let me know
what works the best for you.
Kim Bailey Vascular Tech
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