How to use a bladder scanner



How to Use a Bladder Scanner

A Pad Scan bladder scanner features new 3D sector probe and real-time ultrasound imaging algorithms that measures the urinary bladder volume and post-void residual (PVR) quickly, safely, automatically and non-invasive. It is your ideal assistant to meet today Point-Of-Care challenges.

Steps

  1. Turn ON the system by pressing the Power button.
  2. Operator Login a) Pad Scan bladder scanner has an operator login system which allows authorized operators to login.b)You may add new operator with account name and password in the SETUP menu.
  3. Enter the patient data a)Touch Patient button to enter patient management system.b) Select the patient gender by touching the gender icon.
  4. Prepare the patient a) Have the patient lie in the supine position with abdominal muscles relaxed.b) Place an ample quantity of gel midline on the patient's abdomen, approximately 3 centimeter (1.2 in) above the pubic bone.
  5. Aim toward the bladder a) stand at the patient's right side.b) Place the probe on the gel and make sure the probe button is facing the patient's head directly. c) tilt the probe slightly toward the patient's tailbone so the scan clears the pubic bone.
  6. Press the Scan button a) Press the probe button to start ultrasound scanning to locate the bladder b) Make sure the ultrasound bladder image is the biggest and centered.c) When you find the ideal ultrasound bladder image, press the probe button again. Pad Scan Bladder Scanner will start calculation automatically. d) When you hear a 'beep', the calculation is finished. The result of urine volume will be displayed.
  7. Save, review and print the exam results
  8. Finish exam.Once you have completed the scan, wipe the ultrasound gel off the patient and the probe

Community Q&A

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  • Question
    Do I need to empty my bladder before having a bladder scan?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    It depends on what your doctor wants. Consult with him or her before the scan.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    Why do I stand on the right side?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Examinations are done on the right side of the patient because most operators are right handed.
    Thanks!
Unanswered Questions
  • Can you perform a proper bladder scan on a patient who will only lay on there side?
  • How hard should the probe be pressed into the abdomen?
  • How hard to push into the patient's abdomen?
  • Why do I need to be on the right side of the pt?
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