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Wave form:

direct current

2

Pulse duration:

Continuous

3

Duty Cycle

Continuous

4

Session

1-20 min

5

Dosage

24-40 mAmp-min

6

Program length:

PRN

7

Electrodes:

the active electrode will be the same polarity as the ion. Beneath the electrode, the ionic solution will be contained in gauze or a sponge.

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Amplitude

3-5 mAmp but varies with pad size

9

Drug concentration

Less may be better. Concentration tend to be in the 1-4% range

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Precautions:

- Electrode burn. The pt. should be have feeling in the treated area and be told to report and discomfort
- The cathode should be larger than anode to prevent burn
- allergies to the drug