Frequency of performing the exam is definitely one keey component to being good at these, but also having sufficient training to know what you are looking for when things are not normal is important too. In hospitals with dedicated neuro units, transcranial imaging is more popular. Many transcranial Dopplers are performed on inpatients for vasospasm but recently imaging for sickle cell for outpatients has been increasing.
i agree, it takes a while for most techs to scan enough TCDs to be comfortable with them, typically not your easiest patients to scan and requires some oversight from someone with experience to show them the ropes/anatomy. very tiny window, very subtle movements to get what you need for color imaging studies.mattOn Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 11:53 AM, Cynthia Mitchell <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Our IV neuro docs do coiling for aneurysms and we do do daily TCD's to check for vasospasm. Sometimes we have none our we may have 5 .The learning curve is different for everyone but doing them frequently of the key. We have invested alot in training but techs that rarely do them never got to their comfort level. I understand that at Jefferson neuro they do them twice per day.On Oct 4, 2012 1:45 PM, "Nancy Williams" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:To unsubscribe or search other topics on UVM Flownet link to: http://list.uvm.edu/archives/uvmflownet.html
Are there a lot of vascular labs doing TCD's? What's the learning curve for
training an experienced RVT/RDMS to do TCD's? I was not aware there was a
demand for these exams? Is there?
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