echocardiogram

  1. [font=franklin gothic medium]hi evryone...
    i'm a nurse residing here in the philippines..
    i'm interested to know anyone doing echocardiography and maybe exchange experiences and knowledge with them...
    im interested in pursuing a career in cardiac nursing..can someone give some insights of this specialty?..

    thank you...

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  3. by   suzanne4
    cancelled by me...
    Last edit by suzanne4 on May 21, '04
  4. by   hael171972
    Quote from suzanne4
    echocardiograms in the hospital setting are not usually performed by nurses in the us. caridac nursing involves many different aspects. in which area are you interested? electro-physiology lab, ccu, telemetry, cardiac rehab, cvicu, etc................
    not usually performed by nurses??? ..i have met one in yahoo groups..she's an rn at the same time an rdcs (registered diagnostic cardiac sonographer)..and she's earning more than being a plain nurse...so far..i think i have met 5-8 rn's in that group doing echocardiograms...

    here in the philippines..echocardiography, stress testing, ecg are all under one department--the non invasive lab...
  5. by   suzanne4
    cancelled by me.....................
    Last edit by suzanne4 on May 21, '04
  6. by   suzanne4
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  7. by   hael171972
    Quote from suzanne4
    you definitely do not need to be a registered nurse to be a sonographer.
    remember, you arealso talking about only one group.

    i have worked in several different states, ccu, cvicu, as well as open heart teams, and never at one of those facilities, was there a sonographer that was also a registered nurse. you may have met a few on-line but that is definitely no tthe norm.
    when was the last time youve been in the "severel different states"?...last week?....................sorry

    yes..u dont have to be an rn to be a sonographer...but...as a nurse... it is accepted as a pre-requisite....
    (http://ardms.org/applicants/prereq.pdf)
    only one group?...ahh yes...one group...:uhoh21:
    echocardiography group..not only in us but also in uk, china, etc...and these guys were not only technicians or plain sonographers..they are ardms qualified..others are cci qualified...and not only that..there are also cardiologists...see for yourself...
  8. by   hael171972
    ..and i'm not looking for a private clinic for sponsorship...
  9. by   suzanne4
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  10. by   suzanne4
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  11. by   gloryjean14
    hi!i am also a fil.working in a cardiac unit here in canada.our ecg's are performed by technicians and not by nurses.but nurses can do ecg's after pacemaker programming by p.m.nurses.
  12. by   gloryjean14
    oops,sorry,i was thinking of ecg's.yes,i believe there are nurses who do echo here in our cardiac clinic.
  13. by   hael171972
    Quote from gloryjean14
    oops,sorry,i was thinking of ecg's.yes,i believe there are nurses who do echo here in our cardiac clinic.
    nice to meet you gloryjean!..
  14. by   BamaGirlRN
    i'm interested to know anyone doing echocardiography and maybe exchange experiences and knowledge with them...
    i have met one in yahoo groups..she's an RN at the same time an RDCS (registered diagnostic cardiac sonographer)..and she's earning more than being a plain nurse...so far..i think i have met 5-8 RN's in that group doing echocardiograms...
    Suzanne was trying to help you. Since you already met 5-8 RN's that doing echocardiograms, then why don't you ask them about their knowledge and experiences.

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