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Ceu Credits For Dialysis Technicians In Ct
The clinic technician asked, "Are you here for a CT scan or a CAT scan?" I thought they were one and the same. (?)
You're correct..: CT, CAT scan are the same...Get a more detailed answer ›
Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more
Hi, my ct scan technician interpreted that i have minimal peripheral fibrotic changes. don't know exactly what that means? Does it necessarily mean pu
Need clinical info: Don't know what body part you are referring to, but seems likely to be chest. Don't know your age, smoking or work history or why the scan was done. Technologists are trained to take the images, not interpret them. This apparent (minimal) finding sounds like a "red herring" or distraction from what may be really important. Only your practitioner can make sense of this after seeing the report. ...Read more
I'm having awful anxiety deciding between going to school for medical assistant or dialysis technician. Any insight on what route to go would be great?
More training better: A medical assistant has less training than a dialysis technician and is ready to work more quickly. However, the opportunity for advancement is limited forcing further training such as nursing school. A dialysis technician must become certified after more extensive training. Dialysis jobs are available throughout the country after certification. Job security is better in the dialysis position. ...Read more
Doctor, I am a Dialysis Technician for Davita. Earlier today 12/4/15 I was attending to a older African American woman. She is easily in her mid to late 70s, walks with a walker, a overall sweet woman. She is also a heavy bleeder. (But only when removing
Here are some...: Glad to see someone like you taking good care of the patient. Known to us, all patients under dialysis have their significant organ/system derangement with fluid, electrolytes, nutrition, functionality, etc. so they are susceptible to have infection, bleeding, less tolerance to drug use, etc. But what is your specific Q for this patient? More? Ask your supervising nephrologists for individual... ...Read more
Before my abdominal CT scan the technician gave me a big glass of water and said i shld drink and finish it up..What is that for?Thanks?
Water as contrast: Ct uses contrast both positive and negative to assess mucosa of bowel. Positive contrast usually contains iodine or barium to be seen on ct. Negative contrast can use water to see mucosa. One glass of water would show the stomach well. For the small bowel multiple glasses of water have to be ingested beginiing hours before the ct, called ct enterography. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Questions about methadone treatment in wa state my wife and I have been enrolled in a methadone rehabilitation/treatment clinic in vancouver, wa since march 31st of 2011. My wife worked as a kidney dialyisis technician at the same treatment center for ov
What is the ?: I don't know what information you are looking for. The best evidence is that most people need at least 2 years of treatment before considering starting a gradual dose reduction, with high rates of relapse to street drug use in people who have been on for significantly less time (6 months or less). Some people manage well with drug-free treatment, but it's only about 15% of the total. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been on peritoneal dialysis for two years. I'm now noticing that i'm urinating s lot less than before. Should this be a cause of concern, ?
Loss of urine: This is average, actually, for a person on peritoneal dialysis. Over about 5-8 months, a person receiving hemodialysis loses urine production. A person receiving peritoneal dialysis typically retains urine flow for 1-2 years, sometimes longer. Loss of urine flow diminishes native kidney clearances, so your diet will have to be stricter and your nurse/doctor may have to raise dialysis bags/day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had small red dot in semen twice in last 2months. 8months ago, got CT, cysto.,etc( all normal) due to hemturia. Last test: U.S in march(normal)
Ask your urologist..: Up to this moment, your evaluation does suffice to say your are okay, take a rest, and move on your life. To know more on hematuria, go to http://formefirst.com/hematuria.html. As to blood in semen, it is an innocuous entity, with no need to start active Rx although empirical use of antibiotics has been common. More? Contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login-using audio/video is better ...Read more
Can my uncle who's in his 30's succeed the operation of a transplant kidney? He has CFR and his creatine is 8. Should he be on dialysis, or operation?
Must be evaluated: Most patients in their 30's will qualify for a kidney transplant. However, they must be good surgical candidates, must accept the risks of transplant (the anti-rejection medications have important side effects), and must be good caretakers of the new organ (keep medical appointments, take their medications on time, etc). If these criteria are satisfied, transplant is a better option than dialysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two yrs ago, an IV in left arm, hurt so bad, to remove it, i was given morphine. Now i may need dialysis, but my right arm is my dominate. Will they s?
Access placement: If you decide to go on hemodialysis, your vascular access should be a arterio-venous fistula (avf). That is normally placed in the non-dominant arm. Another option is peritoneal dialysis (pd), where a catheter in placed in the peritoneal cavity so no arterial access is needed. See the image on the right. The catheter is not placed in any abdominal organs. Discuss pd with your nephrologist. ...Read more
What are the chances of getting cancer from a CT scan with and without contrast in your early 20's if you are female?
1 yr back u/s abd with CT screen showed 7mm appendix with feca lith. Recent u/s no CT showed 7mm appendix normal what happened to fecalith. Pain onoff?
I was just wondering how life threatening a tracheal deviation can be. My wife has an appointment for a CT scan tomorrow. are there any questions we s?
Possible tumor: The question is what is causing the deviation? CT will help to determine that. ...Read more
Dialysis: Dialysis can be done through the blood (hemodialysis) or through the abdomen (peritoneal dialysis). Hemodialysis involves passing the blood across and filter to purify it / remove toxins and remove water. Peritoneal dialysis takes advantage of the membrane within the abdomen to act as a filter. In either case toxins are removed from the blood stream. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 peritoneal & hemo: The 2 types of dialysis are hemodialysis and peritoneal. Both are effective but have pros and cons. Hemodialysis is generally done at a dialysis center three times a week and requires "access" into the blood stream, a fistula is preferred. Peritoneal dialysis is done at home through a catheter (tube) inserted into the abdominal cavity. You should discuss with your nephrologist what is best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more