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Jenna



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:47 pm    Post subject: NM & needles Reply with quote

Hello,

I wanted to verify whether nuclear medicine technologists generally perform venipuncture in the normal course of their duties. I am a NYS resident and was told that they do not have the medical clearance to do so, that a nurse must start the IV for them and then they can do the appropriate "hookup" afterward. Your response is sincerely appreciated! Thanks!

moriahc



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would like to know the answer to this question as well! I don't mind being around needles and invasive procedures, but I would rather not have to perform them myself.

cherrhealth



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Location: Idaho

PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 12:26 pm    Post subject: Venipuncture Reply with quote

Most states the tech does the injection of isotope. There are a few states than mandate that a nurse or physician do the injection. New York is one of them.

moriahc



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info! Where could I find info on what each state allows?

hjhogle
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nuclear Medicine Licensure Information from the Society of Nuclear Medicine website

http://interactive.snm.org/index.cfm?PageID=1110&RPID=1091&FileID=1795

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FENRO



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:44 pm    Post subject: Re: NM & needles Reply with quote

[quote:1e2f555c7a="Jenna"]Hello,

I wanted to verify whether nuclear medicine technologists generally perform venipuncture in the normal course of their duties. I am a NYS resident and was told that they do not have the medical clearance to do so, that a nurse must start the IV for them and then they can do the appropriate "hookup" afterward. Your response is sincerely appreciated! Thanks![/quote:1e2f555c7a]
Hi:

We in Texas can perform the intravenous administration of the radiopharmaceuticals, or others substances (saline, adenosin, CCK) in order to get the procedures done. We just need to be registered by the State Health Dept. Also we can start iv, or put media contrast.

robemmy



Joined: 11 Jun 2009
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Location: Ireland

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:17 am    Post subject: nuc med and venupunture Reply with quote

well in ireland where i practice nuclear medicine radiographers/tech do all their intravenous injections , but you would have had a training programme done in canulation and IV administration , and certified.

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