In this lesson, we will define what a transesophageal echocardiogram is and how it can help detect disorders of the cardiovascular system. We will assess how this procedure differs from a traditional echocardiogram and introduce some important nursing interventions before and after the procedure. Finally, we will address important client education topics for after the procedure aimed at safety and preventing complications.
Upon the completion of this lesson, learners will be able to:
- Define transesophageal echocardiogram
- Explain indications for a transesophageal echocardiogram
- Distinguish priority nursing assessments before, during, and after a transesophageal echocardiogram
- Determine priority nursing interventions before, during, and after a transesophageal echocardiogram
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