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Iontophoresis II

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What is Iontophoresis? the application of a continuous direct current to transport medical agents through the skin or mucouse membrane for therapeutic puroses
the number of ions transfered through the skin is diectly related to the: (3) 1. duration of the treatment
what is the waveforme? Monophasic
how many electrodes? 2 electrodes form one channel
what is the modulation? continuouse
what type of current? direct current
what to do in order to reduce the alkaline effect on the skin? the - electrode should be 2 as large as the + regardless of which is the active one.
how far should be the dispersive electrode placed? 4-6 inches away at either proximal or distal distant side
what is the dose? the dose is the product of time and current intensity
what are the safe limits for active electrode? Anode- 1.0 mA.cm2; Catode -0.5 mA/cm2
what are the contraidications for the treatment? impaired skin sensation, allergy or sensitivity to the medication or direct current, denuded area or recent scars, cuts, bruises, broken skin, metal in or near treatment area, healing fracture, malignancies, plebitis in the area, pharyngeal, laryngeal mm
Created by: kasia1
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