Transesophogeal Echocardiography

By Perplexed Latest Reply 2013-04-25 04:25:43 -0500
Started 2013-04-25 04:25:43 -0500

I'm schedule for one. I've had several Gastroesophageal Endoscopies so I'm figuring a piece of cake, maybe take a little longer since echos don't provide the nice clear picture that a scope does.

Yeah, well, I got my pre-procedure instructions today and I was floored. Maybe it is just my "suspicious nature". I am to shower w/an antibacterial soap the night before the TEE and again the morning of the TEE. Say what?

I didn't have to shower w/an aintibacterial soap the night before and morning of a thyroid biopsy!!! And never for a GEE.

I've gone to this hospital since I was a kid and I'm 71 now. But my gastro recently notified us by letter that she will no longer be doing of her procedures at this hospital but continuing at the other two facilities in town and now this double antibacterial soap bit.

I'm wondering if perhaps this hospital is having a problem w/MRSA. Has anyone here had a TEE and had to shower w/an antibacterial the night and morning before??

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