Letter to the Editor
Just a note to compliment Dr. Morton Kern on his recent Editor's Corner in Cath Lab Digest (The Scope of Practice in the Cath Lab: Are there limits as to what cath lab staff should do?, October 2006). I have worked in the cath lab at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in Whittier since it opened in February of 1977.
Dr. Kern's article was one of the most complete and carefully thought out breakdowns of duties in the cath lab I have seen. It truly is about taking responsibility in our areas of expertise, through education and experience, sharing that with our co-workers and providing it to our patients. The clarity in Dr. Kern's article was refreshing, and I have enjoyed sharing it with the staff here.
Teresa (Terry) Costantino, RT
Sr. Cardiovascular Technologist
Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
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