Radiology Positioning Guide Homepage: Radiographic Positioning of the Pacemaker
INSERTION OF PERMANENT PACEMAKER
IN RADIOLOGY UNDER FLUOROSCOPY
Everyone needs appropriate attire.
One technologist in the room at all times to operate x-ray equipment.
Supplies: lead aprons in rooms at all times. Need to have housekeeping clean room prior to operative procedure - 2 IV poles in room.
Obtain patient consent - patient needs IV and pole - take to x-ray on a cart. Send a nurse to monitor patient vitals and assist the patient during the procedure, monitors and assists patient as needed. Gets defibrillator from third floor and emergency drug box from the Emergency Room. Notify CCU, patient will go there following procedure.