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  • July, 2015
    Volume 23
    Issue 7
    Volume 23 - Issue 7 - July, 2015   |   1,702 reads

    Renee Langstaff, MSPAS, PA-C, Brian Shaw, DO, and Jon C. George, MD, Division of Interventional Cardiology and Endovascular Medicine, Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills, New Jersey

    We present herein, a rare case of radial artery PSA following TR access for percutaneous coronary intervention treated successfully with external compression dressing.

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    Volume 23 - Issue 7 - July, 2015   |   2,944 reads

    An interview with A. Thomas Siachos, MD, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Greenville, South Carolina.

    Having gone through our first ACE accreditation in 2011, we knew we could rely on ACE external reviewers to provide recommendations on areas where we could improve the quality of care in the cath lab. We also knew to expect feedback on what we are doing right, which gives us confidence and peace of mind that we are doing a good job for our patients.

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    Volume 23 - Issue 7 - July, 2015   |   2,252 reads

    Clifford L. DeBruce, Cardiac Cath Lab RN, LNC, Kingwood Medical Center, Kingwood, Texas

    As a legal nurse consultant, I’ve had the opportunity to work on some cases involving post procedure cath lab deaths resulting from groin complications.  Reviewing cases from a legal standpoint, I’ve noted some disturbing trends and gaps in procedures surrounding post procedure care that need to be addressed.

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    Volume 23 - Issue 7 - July, 2015   |   4,231 reads

    Bob LaBonte, Heart & Vascular (H&V) Tech IV, Maria O’Reilly, RN, Janette Walker, H&V Tech IV, Debra Bailey, H&V Tech IV, Courtney Charland, RN, STEMI Coordinator, Peggie Simeoli, RN, Gordon Carr, RN, Donna Smolen, RN, Corey McKinstry, Manager, Springfield, Massachusetts

    Baystate received the American Heart Association’s Mission:Lifeline Silver Plus award this year for quality outcomes in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients.

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    Volume 23 - Issue 7 - July, 2015   |   3,109 reads

    Pieter S. Stepaniak, PhD, Director Operating Rooms, Alex Laurenssen, Director Catheterization Laboratory, Timothy A. Simmers, MD, PhD, Cardiologist Catheterization Laboratory, Catharina Hospital Eindhoven, The Netherlands

    From 2013-2015, we improved the efficiency of the cath labs dramatically, reducing turnover times by 50% and increasing utilization rates by 7%, up to 94%.

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    Volume 23 - Issue 7 - July, 2015   |   2,486 reads

    (Article by Marshall W. Ritchey, MS, MBA, Manager, Cardiac Cath Lab, Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill, South Carolina)

    Available online at http://www.cathlabdigest.com/articles/Call-Scheduling-%E2%80%93-Trying-E...

    Article PDF available for download.

    The smaller the number of your staff, the more critical adequate staffing becomes. Your need for call coverage makes advance planning all the more important.  

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    Volume 23 - Issue 7 - July, 2015   |   1,469 reads

    CLI Perspectives is headed by section editor J.A. Mustapha, MD, Metro Health Hospital, Wyoming, Michigan. 

    J.A. Mustapha, MD, talks with George Adams, MD, Director of Cardiovascular and Peripheral Vascular Research, Rex Hospital, Raleigh, North Carolina.

    This month, Dr. George Adams shares his experience and his personal interpretations of CLI hemodynamics in his daily practice.

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    Volume 23 - Issue 7 - July, 2015   |   2,446 reads