CARDIOPULMONARY

Questions the Central Scheduler may ask when scheduling an exam:

  • DOES THIS PATIENT HAVE ANY SPECIAL NEEDS?
  • HOW MUCH DOES THE PATIENT WEIGH? PLEASE SPECIFY POUNDS OR KILOGRAMS.
  • HOW TALL IS THE PATIENT?
  • IF FEMALE, IS PATIENT PREGNANT?
  • IS PATIENT 14 OR UNDER? IF NOT USE ORDER CODE ECHO FOR ADULT ECHOCARDIOGRAM.
  • PLEASE HAVE PATIENT BRING A CURRENT LIST OF MEDICATIONS INCLUDING NON-PRESCRIPTION AND HERBALS.
  • href WHAT INSURANCE DOES THE PATIENT HAVE AND DOES IT REQUIRE PRE-CERTIFICATION?

  • HOLTER MONITOR/TELEHEART/EVENT MONITOR

    Instructions:

    • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to appointment time.
    • Please allow up to 45 minutes for this exam.
    • DO NOT APPLY ANY LOTION OR OIL TO YOUR CHEST AREA.
    • BRING A LIST OF ALL MEDICATIONS YOU ARE CURRENTLY TAKING, INCLUDING OVER THE COUNTER AND HERBALS.

    Be sure you bring the physician order with you on the day of your exam or have your physician fax it to: 217-479-5875

    If you have any questions regarding your test please call the Cardiopulmonary Dept at 217-245-9541 ext 3379. If you have questions regarding your appointment time or need to reschedule this appointment, call Central Scheduling at 217-479-5696.

    The Central Scheduling Department hours are Monday – Friday 8am – 5:00pm.

  • METHACHOLINE CHALLENGE

    Instructions:

    • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to appointment time.
    • Please allow up to 1 hour for this exam.
    • This test cannot be done on children under the age of 7.
    • DO NOT USE INHALERS OR BREATHING MEDICATIONS THE MORNING OF THE TEST.
    • BRING A LIST OF ALL THE MEDICATIONS YOU ARE CURRENTLY TAKING,INCLUDING OVER THE COUNTER AND HERBAL.
    • IF YOU ARE PREGNANT THIS TEST CANNOT BE COMPLETED.
    • Please be sure you to bring the physician order with you the day of your exam or have your physician fax it to: 217-479-5875 If you have any questions regarding your test please call the Cardiopulmonary Dept at 217-245-9541 ext 3379. If you have questions regarding your appointment time or need to reschedule, please call Central Scheduling at 217-479-5696.

    The Central Scheduling Department hours are Monday – Friday 8am – 5:00pm.

  • ECHOCARDIOGRAM

    Instructions:

    • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to appointment time.
    • Allow up to 45 minutes for this exam.
    • BRING A LIST OF ALL YOUR MEDICATIONS YOU ARE CURRENTLY TAKING,INCLUDING OVER THE COUNTER AND HERBALS.
    • Be sure you bring the physician order with you the day of your exam or have your physician fax it to: 217-479-5875 If you have any questions regarding your test please call the Cardiopulmonary Dept at 217-245-9541 ext 3379. If you have questions regarding your appointment time or need to reschedule, please call Central Scheduling at 217-479-5696.

    The Central Scheduling Department hours are Monday – Friday 8am – 5:00pm.

  • PFT

    Instructions:

    • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to appointment time.
    • Allow up to 1 hour for this exam.
    • This test cannot be done on children under the age of 7.
    • DO NOT USE INHALERS OR BREATHING MEDICATIONS THE MORNING OF TEST.
    • PLEASE BRING A LIST OF ALL YOUR CURRENT MEDICATIONS, INCLUDING OVER THE COUNTER AND HERBAL.

    Please be sure you bring the physician order with you on the day of your exam or have your physician fax it to: 217-479-5875

    If you have any questions regarding your test please call the Cardiopulmonary Dept at 217-245-9541 ext 3379. If you have questions regarding your appointment time or need to reschedule,please call Central Scheduling at 217-479-5696.

  • Sleep Study

    To prepare for your test:

    • Avoid Caffeinated Beverages and chocolate after noon the day of your test.
    • Avoid taking a nap or sleeping late.
    • Do take all medications, as usual, unless otherwise directed by your physician-please bring a list of all your medications with you.
    • When you come for your test, bring along something comfortable to sleep in: pajamas, nightgown, jogging suite, etc. Also, feel free to bring your pillow from home.
    • The Patient Registration Department may contact you to pre-register. Stop at the Ambassadors desks, located at the main registration area, to check in.
    • If you need to cancel or reschedule your exam contact the Central Scheduling Department at 217-479-5696 Monday through Friday, 7 am until 5:30 pm. If you need assistance after hours voicemail is available or contact the Registration Department at 217-479-5547.

    Sleep Study Instructions:

    1. Please bathe, shampoo and bring clean sleepwear.
    2. If you are a man and you shave please do this. If you have facial hair and you do not shave make sure it is clean.
    3. No grease in your hair (VO5)
    4. No lotion on your legs or chest.
    5. If you take a bedtime medicine and have taken the medicine for a long time please take it.
    6. Make sure the night of the study you are feeling well, if you do not please call us, at 217-479-5696, ahead of time and we will reschedule the test for a better night.
    7. If you have open wounds or sores on your body, please cover them. Due to the electrodes being applied to your head, if you have sores on the top of your head or face, please call today to reschedule your appointment for when those areas are healed.

    Sleep Study Information:

    A Sleep Study is an overnight test performed in the Cardiopulmonary Department. While you sleep, a continuous recording is made of brain activity, EKG, muscle tension, breathing, respiratory effort, oxygen levels and you will be observed by a video camera (this is not taped).

    Electrodes are applied to your scalp, legs, and face and then secured with electrode cream paste and tape. Stretch belts are placed around your rib cage and abdomen and monitors for nasal and oral airflow are placed.

    You will be sleeping in a private room. An intercom allows you to call the technologist for assistance. He/she will be close by at all times throughout the night. Please note that no medications will be given to make you sleep, no needles are used, no hair (facial or head) need be shaved, and you may get up to use the bathroom as often as needed.

    If we are able to determine early enough that you have a sleep apnea, we will try CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) to treat your respiratory disturbances. CPAP consists of a triangular mask connected to a small air compressor by tubing. It provides a gentle and constant pressure acting as a “pneumatic splint” to keep your airway unobstructed.

    We are not always able to try CPAP the first night. Often it is difficult to note subtle breathing problems while the test is running, on occasion, breathing problems do not show significantly until it is too late to perform the adequate trial of CPAP, therefore you may need to come back for titration.

    This is just a short explanation of your sleep study. Please call 217-245-9541, extension 3379 if you have any questions.

    Thank you for choosing Passavant Area Hospital for your healthcare needs.

    PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS AND BRING THIS FORM WITH YOU THE NIGHT OF YOUR SCHEDULED SLEEP STUDY

    Sleep Study Questionnaire

  • NUCLEAR MED WALKING/TREADMILL STRESS TEST

    A Dual Isotope (walking) stress is a test in which you will walk on a treadmill to increase your heart rate. A radioactive tracer is administered through an IV needle before resting pictures and again during the stress test. Pictures are taken before and after walking. The purpose of this stress test is to assist in evaluating blood flow through your heart muscle. EKG’s and blood pressures are monitored during the test and a physician will be present in the room at all times.

    PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO PREPARE FOR YOUR EXAM
    DIET

    • DO NOT eat or drink CAFFEINE or DECAFFINATED products 24 hours before your test. This includes coffee, tea, soda, chocolate, or any medications containing caffeine.
    • DO NOT eat or drink after midnight, HOWEVER if necessary to maintain your blood sugar for your diabetes, you may eat a small piece of toast and have a glass of juice before arriving. Please check your blood sugar before your test.
    • You will be offered a light snack/beverage after your test.

    MEDICATIONS

    • TAKE your BLOOD PRESSURE medications the morning of your test with a sip or water. You may also take your regular medications with a sip of water.
    • DO NOT take your DIABETIC medication, or apply your NITROGLYCERIN PATCH until after your test.
    • Any questions related to DIABETIC medication, THEOPHYLLINE, AGGRENOX, or NITROGLYCERIN PATCHplease contact your physician ordering this exam.
    • Please bring a list of all your current medications, including over the counter and herbals the day of you test.
    • Please wear comfortable shoes/clothing for your test.
    • Please allow up to 3 hours for this exam.

    Complete the attached questionnaire and bring it with you to your appointment.
    If you have any questions regarding your test please call the Cardiopulmonary Dept at 217-245-9541 ext 3379. If you have questions regarding your appointment time or need to reschedule, please call Central Scheduling at 217-479-5696.

    The Central Scheduling Department hours are Monday – Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Questionnaire for Stress Test

  • NUCLEAR MED NON-WALKING/PHARMALOGICAL STRESS TEST

    A Pharmacological stress test is a test in which you will be given a medicine through an IV to stress your heart. The purpose of the stress test is to assist in evaluating blood flow through your heart muscle. A radioactive isotope will be administered through an IV for Nuclear Images to be taken of the heart. This type of stress test is used for patients with difficulty walking long periods of time on the treadmill or taking certain medications. You may be asked to walk about three minutes at a comfortable speed on the treadmill or do resting leg exercises during the test. EKG’s and vital signs are monitored during the test, and a physician will be present in the room at all times.

    PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO PREPARE FOR YOUR EXAM
    DIET

    • DO NOT eat or drink CAFFEINE or DECAFFINATED products 24 hours before your test. This includes coffee, tea, soda, chocolate, or any medications containing caffeine.
    • DO NOT eat or drink after midnight, HOWEVER if necessary to maintain your blood sugar for your diabetes, you may eat a small piece of toast and have a glass of juice before arriving. Please check your blood sugar before your test.
    • You will be offered a light snack/beverage after your test

    MEDICATIONS

    • TAKE your BLOOD PRESSURE medications the morning of your test with a sip or water. You may also take your regular medications with a sip of water.
    • DO NOT take medications containing THEOPHYLLINE or AGGRENOX 48 hours prior to your test.
    • DO NOT take your DIABETIC medication, or apply your NITROGLYCERIN PATCH until after your test.
    • Any questions related to DIABETIC medication, THEOPHYLLINE, AGGRENOX , or NITROGLYCERIN PATCH please contact your physician ordering this exam.
    • Please bring a list of all your current medications, including over the counter and herbals the day of you test.
    • Please wear comfortable shoes/clothing for your test.
    • Please allow up to 3 hours for this exam.

    Complete the attached questionnaire and bring it with you to your appointment. If you have any questions regarding your test please call the Cardiopulmonary Dept at 217-245-9541 ext 3379. If you have questions regarding your appointment time or need to reschedule, please call Central Scheduling at 217-479-5696.

    The Central Scheduling Department hours are Monday – Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Questionnaire for Stress Test

Colorectal Cancer Screening Kit Pick Up

Posted on: March 13, 2017

Passavant Area Hospital and the Mia Ware Foundation are again partnering to bring prevention and awareness for colorectal cancer with a screening kit pick up and Community Health Talk later this month. The free kits will be available Thursday, March 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. and Friday, March 31, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the circle drive at the main entrance to Passavant, 1600 W. Walnut. Individuals should simply drive up, fill out a short questionnaire, talk to a nurse, and then complete the kit at home. The kit is then mailed to Passavant, with test results returned by mail in three to four weeks. The screening kits are new this year and are more convenient with only one stool sample required. They use the fecal immunochemical test screening method for hemoglobin in the stool. The test is considered the new standard for early detection of blood in the stool, one of the early warning signs of colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., but if detected early, 90 percent of those deaths are preventable. [caption id="attachment_14043" align="alignleft" width="150"] Jan Rakinic, MD[/caption] In addition to the free screening kits, Passavant is presenting a Community Health Talk on Friday, March 31, with Jan Rakinic, MD, Professor of Surgery, SIU School of Medicine; Chief, Section of Colorectal Surgery. Dr. Rakinic topic is “Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Is it Worth the Bother?” The program begins at 12 noon in Meeting Rooms 2 and 3 at Passavant. A complimentary lunch is included. Call 479-5800 to register.

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