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2017, 5(4): 54-61 Back to browse issues page
Perspective of nurses’ role in echocardiography
Ali Hosseinsabet *
MD, Cardiology Department Cardiologist, Fellowship of Echocardiography, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , ali_hosseinsabet@yahoo.com
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Abstract
Aim. This review study was conducted to identify perspective of nurses’ role in echocardiography.
Background. Joining nurses to the echocardiography team in 1980s led to advancement and broadcasting of echocardiography. Taking care of the patient is of nurses duties, so preparing the patient before diagnostic modalities such as trans-esophageal echocardiography and stress echocardiography are among their duties. There is an increasing tendency by nurses to have more roles in echocardiography.
Method. This review was conducted by searching out databases PubMed and Scopus by the keywords “nurse”, “echocardiography” and “cardiac ultrasound” and related articles published up to July 2017 were considered.
Findings. Nowadays, nurses perform their roles in the field of echocardiography in critical care wards, outpatient ward and at the time of screening for cardiovascular diseases.
Conclusion. Short courses of echocardiography with focus of point are valid and possible. It provides the possibility of best patients’ care.
Keywords: Nurse, Echocardiography, Cardiac Ultrasound
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Cardiovascular
Received: 2017/04/11 | Accepted: 2017/08/27 | Published: 2017/09/3
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Hosseinsabet A. Perspective of nurses’ role in echocardiography. Cardiovascular Nursing Journal. 2017; 5 (4) :54-61
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Volume 5, Number 4 (3-2017) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه پرستاری قلب و عروق Iranian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
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