OF NURSE IN UNIT FOR ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
I. Krtalić, E. Fazlibegović, D. Zelenika, I. Knezović and M.
Hospital Mostar, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Unit for echocardiography in Mostar Clinical Hospital
started in 1987. We examined total of 3342 patients till now.
Good team in echocardiograpy unit is of great importance. Nurse
should have additional education for echocardiography unit. Except
technical parameters (dateing of patients, collecting findings-X-ray,
internal medicine specialist examination, ECG) important is technical
prepare of patient for TV, TT measuring and filling the form and
computer with patients data. In year 2000. we performed 332 examinations:
to age of 40. 85(25.6%) of patients, age 40-60 131(40%) of patients,
from 60 up 109 (32.80%) of patients. There was 178 (53.6%) male
patients and 154(46.4%) female patients. In conclusion, nurse
is involved in functioning of echocardiography unit. Nurse should
complete additional education for that purpose. Nurse records
standard values and ECHO scan of the heart. Those findings sholud
be checked out and corrected by physician. In that way nurse ease
and accelerate obligations in echocardiography unit.