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9/4/2018   |   0 comments   |   1,969 views
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Walid Saber, MD, FACC, FSCAI, RPVI

8/24/2017   |   0 comments   |   2,677 views
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Richard R. Heuser, MD, St. Luke’s Medical Center

12/28/2016   |   0 comments   |   6,647 views
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3/9/2016   |   0 comments   |   6,175 views
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11/23/2015   |   0 comments   |   572 views

Over the course of my career, it has been my pleasure to be  involved in training and educating cath lab nurses

9/11/2015   |   0 comments   |   2,759 views
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By C. Jane Haddox, RT
CVIR Education

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5/20/2013   |   0 comments   |   13,501 views

By Bernie Blocker, RCIS, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona

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2/1/2013   |   0 comments   |   29,140 views

By: Doug Langager, RCIS, Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Virginia

Over the past 20 years, I have been involved in training cath lab techs and nurses in some capacity or another. Throughout my total 30 years of cardiac catheterization experience, I have found one of the greatest deficiencies across labs to be the variation and disjointedness of the new hires orientation process.

The orientation models currently in use typically leave new hires feeling overwhelmed. Many labs have adopted a sink-or-swim orientation process where definitive, didactic training plans are frequently thrown aside in favor of lab time. Physician demand for laboratory time and the patient load require efficiency, job knowledge, and manual and intellectual dexterity. Given current working conditions and employee expectations, new employees are required to develop quickly, since "time is muscle" in emergency cardiac medicine.

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11/15/2012   |   0 comments   |   23,631 views

November 3-4, 2012, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

By Kintur Sanghvi, MD, Deborah Heart & Lung Institute, Browns Mills, New Jersey

I am posting this on my way back from the world’s biggest dedicated transradial course. Similar to the previous seven annual Trans Radial Intervention Courses (TRICOs), TRICO 2012 was another huge success story. Conferences like this are responsible for the worldwide rapid spread of radial access in last 5 years.