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Rebecca Kapur
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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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September 2002

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When I was younger and training as a physicist, I learned a lot about laws of nature, the rules that guide the way things work. However, there was one important law that was never taught: the law of unintended consequences. Understanding the uninten…
Warning signs of a suffering cardiovascular program due to a lack of capacity include the following: Occupancy of inpatient units, especially telemetry and intensive care units, is greater than 80% during non-peak seasons; Emergency Departmen…
*Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago is a Level I Trauma Center and is a Teaching Institution for Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School. For in-depth discussion and case reviews, visit www.peripheralangioplasty.com Recently, h…
Washington Hospital Center has an annual case volume of approximately 15,000, and between four and five thousand are interventional procedures. There isn’t a toy or device we don’t use! Thus, I could easily discuss interventional cardiology, but to m…
More than ever, catheterization laboratory managers need access to comparative benchmark data in order to keep pace with the rapidly changing healthcare environment. The following article is the third in a series featuring just such benchmark data fr…
Why and how did you become an educator? I began my career in education at Rhode Island College in Social Studies Secondary Education. My first medical training was at Shepard Air Force Base’s Medical Service School. I decided teaching adolescents wa…
Hospitals are continually trying to improve patient satisfaction levels by offering the most advanced clinical practices. Ideally, these practices are executed through creative programs that result in time saving for patients and hospital staff. They…
HAVE A SUGGESTION FOR A FUTURE QUESTION? Email us at cathlabdigest@hotmail.com We frequently give aspirin and Plavix to patients after they receive conscious sedation if we are proceeding to angioplasty after an angiogram. The patients are usual…
This is your publication, and we’re grateful for your interest and contributions. Without you, we are not of much use! Cath Lab Digest always attempts to reflect the dedication and intelligence of our readers. If CLD makes a mistake or doesn’t live u…
What is the size of your facility and number of staff members? We have a single digital cath lab and just opened up a second lab dedicated to EP. We have a total of three employees: 1 BSN-prepared RN 1 MSN-prepared RN 1 radiology technologist.…