Volume 14 - Issue 12 - December, 2006

SICP Q&A

Answer: Unfortunately, no. Here is the reason why it probably cannot be done. RT to RPA is comparable to RN to MSN. Like the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) or Nurse Practitioner (NP), the Radiologic Physician Assistant is considered to be an RT advanced practitioner. Radiologic Technology is a profession related to completing a specific educational program. An RT is certified by the American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) after completing an accredited educational program, and passing a certification exam. This gives the practitioner the right to use the title Registered



Credentialing, Professional Standards and You

All of us who have chosen to work in cardiac catheterization and EP laboratories come from a variety of backgrounds: nursing, cardiovascular technology, radiologic technology, respiratory therapy, emergency medical technology, and others. We comprise a group of allied health professionals, which generically can be termed invasive cardiovascular professionals. We are committed to administer the highest quality patient care by working as a cohesive team with physicians and each other. The quote above from Gutzon Borglum the artist, sculptor, and engineer who created the Mount Rushmore National M



News from the American Heart Association Meeting (AHA)

The ACC and AHA Launch National Alliance To Reduce Door-to-Balloon (D2B) Times

The American College of Cardiology (ACC), together with the American Heart Association (AHA) and other key national healthcare organizations, announced the launch of its latest quality campaign, Door to Balloon (D2B): An Alliance for Quality. A Guidelines Applied in Practice (GAP) Program, the D2B campaign is aimed at improving the timeliness of lifesaving therapy for patients with heart attacks at U.S. hospitals that perform emergency angioplasty.

Previously published guidelines developed by the ACC