Quote from sirod
clueless here and tired. please give me some info on how to do a bladder scan at the bedside. my questions are as follows:
[font='verdana','sans-serif']2) make sure the probe has the arrow pointing in the correct direction. :what is the correct direction??
it really depends what model you have, but generally the arrow goes toward the groin.
3) find the pubic symphysis, use liberal amounts of ultrasound
gel, and place the probe just superior to it; what??
just put some ultrasound gel either on the belly or probe (on the bottom).
5) if you have the graphic display, make sure the that the crosshairs are centered over the picture of the bladder. adjust as needed.
on your display screen, it will show like a bull's eye when you have a good view. you want as much of the bull's eye darkened in as possible. the more colored in, the better the view you are getting. if there's no color, try moving the probe around on the belly.
i seem to remember too, that if you're doing a woman that's had a hysterectomy, you need to scan her like a man.