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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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June 2008

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Volume 16 Issue 6
What is the size and scope of your health system? Solaris Health System serves the central New Jersey area with two acute care hospitals, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation centers, convalescent facilities and specialized treatment programs. The…
On April 26th and 27th, 2008, Crawford Long Hospital of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, supported their cath lab staff by sponsoring a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) Board Review Course. The program was coordinated through S…
Cath Lab Basics, a CE Live meeting, took place April 26, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia. Check www.naccme.com for more locations and dates. Dr. Morton Kern, Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief, Department of Cardiology, University of California-Irvin…
The concept of asepsis, or the prevention of microbial contamination, evolved with the development of sterilization. Surgeons learned that all things that come in contact with a wound should be sterile. Following the development of sterilization, oth…
I have been a registered nurse for 34 years. The first 15 years of my career were spent in high-risk obstetrics. I have worked in the cardiac cath lab for the past 18 years, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Texas, working in association w…
Introduction Femoral sheath removal is generally a nursing responsibility in many acute and critical care settings. Protocols and physician orders for duration of bedrest and manual compression vary widely across and within health care centers in the…
GE Healthcare Nets FDA Clearance for High-Definition LightSpeed CT ScannerThe FDA has granted GE Healthcare 510(k) clearance for its LightSpeed CT750 HD, a high-definition CT scanner. The system debuted at RSNA 2007 in November 2007. The system inclu…
With today’s often urgent need to both communicate and gain access to information, more and more healthcare providers and agencies want to be able to distribute data and information in sophisticated ways. While the business and social repercussions o…
What Does the Literature Tell Us About Anxiety? Over the years there has been a great deal of research supporting the contention that the majority of patients suffer from anxiety prior to invasive procedures. Anxiety, as defined by Wilson-Barnett, is…
Can you describe the bioabsorbable stent used in the ABSORB trial? This bioabsorbable stent has struts made of polylactic acid and an additional polylactic acid coating contains the anti-proliferative drug everolimus. Everolimus is also used on Abbot…