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Inventory Coordinator Duties
At the Medical University of South Carolina, we are trying to gather more information about a specific job title that was represented in the Cath Lab Digest March 2008 Salary Survey results. The job title was Inventory Coordinator. I’m looking for qualifications and job descriptions from any hospital that has this position. Thank you!
Kelly N. Howard, RT(R)
Billing/Supply Coordinator
Adult Heart Catheterization
MUSC- Ashley River Tower
Charleston, SC
Email: howardk@musc.edu
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Career Ladder
Hi, at our institution (Genesis Medical Center in Davenport, IA), we are attempting to institute a career ladder for RT(R)s. Can any lab give input as to how they established their ladder and how it works? We would really appreciate it!
Jena Moore, RTR, CVIT, BA
Email: mooreje@genesishealth.com
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Lead Aprons
Does anyone have a policy in relation to lead aprons?
• An allowance for wearing a lead apron?
• Regular breaks allocated?
• Employers providing private massage treatment to relieve the tension of wearing the lead apron for a lengthy duration?
Narelle Kent
Occupational Health & Safety (Training) Officer
Australian Nursing Federation (Victorian Branch)
Melbourne VIC
Email: nkent@anfvic.asn.au
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Sheaths Left in Place
When an arterial sheath is left in place for whatever reason, what is the accepted connection? Is a pressurized saline flush necessary to prevent clot formation? This sheath is to be removed in 4 hours.
Mary Floyd, RN, BSN, CCRN,
RCIS, Director,
Cardiac Catheterization Lab
Lewis Gale Medical Center
Email: Mary.Floyd@hcahealthcare.com
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Female Patients and Foleys
We are a tertiary care hospital seeing 5,000 patients per year for cath. Our lab routinely starts 2 peripheral IVs and places a Foley catheter for all female patients. What is the practice in your lab? We are considering a change (to one IV, no Foley). Thank you!
Kathleen Kearney, NP,C
Acute Care
Nurse Practitioner
Interventional Cardiology
Beth Israel Medical Center
Boston, MA
Email: KKearney@chpnet.org
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