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- by kim_093089 Jul 18, '12Hi I would like to ask whose job would it be to position a patient during lumbar or cervical epidural injections, would it be the xray tech because he needs to shoot the picture or the nurse?
thanks a lot! help is much appreciated!
and if you have a link to your answer kindly paste it please
thanks in advance
- Jul 19, '12 by Susan317Anesthesia has a big role here because they know where they are going to put the injection. Its almost impossible to do this without their help.
- Jul 19, '12 by kim_093089thanks a lot susan and roxy
what state do you guys work?
- Why are you asking?
I bring the patient into the room. Usually the MD, x-ray tech and scrub tech are already in there. Everybody helps position the patient? The MD may put the pillows where he wants them..... x-ray and I may assist the patient to a prone position.. OR....if I'm doing some paperwork stuff.. ...x-ray and the tech help the patient get into a good position.......the MD is right there he or she often helps.....And we all help readjust the pillows and patient once they are prone.
Maybe we have a different setup than you do. It never entered my mind who would do it? Or that we need a reference or policy? We all help?
Do you have an issue or problem, or just curious?
- Jul 20, '12 by GoobstressIt is a team effort but of course surgeon is responsible for the positioning along with anesthesia and nurse. Radiology tech is only responsible for taking X-rays.
- Way off topic, but I am curious? We don't use an anesthesiologist for LESI's, CESI's, and similar procedures? Nurses give moderate sedation. You guys have an anesthesiologist for these procedures?
- Jul 20, '12 by Sweet_Wild_RoseQuote from brownbookAt my facility, it is anesthesia docs who specialize in pain management who perform epidural steroid injections. We do them under local, no anesthesia other than maybe a little Versed.Way off topic, but I am curious? We don't use an anesthesiologist for LESI's, CESI's, and similar procedures? Nurses give moderate sedation. You guys have an anesthesiologist for these procedures?
- Yeah that is how we do it. One reply mentioned the anesthesiologist and the surgeon?
- Jul 23, '12 by GoobstressYes if it's being done in hospital setting due to legal issues they have gotten into before but I'm sure if you are in a surgery center setting you don't need anesthesiologist.