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June 2006

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Volume 14 Issue 6
NPSG #2 does not specifically say that reports to a receiving hospital unit has to be Nurse-to-Nurse; what it says is that the institution is responsible to implement a standardized approach to hand off communication, with an opportunity to ask and r…
Recent Clinical Trials Funded by For-Profit Organizations More Likely to Report Positive Findings Than Trials Funded by Not-For-Profits Cardiovascular clinical trials published between 2000 and 2005 were significantly more likely to report positive…
SICP’s SoCal Symposium, September 20-23, 2006, will update you on the latest hot topics and contemporary ideas in invasive cardiology. An RICS review course and breakout sessions will be held the last day of the conference. Attendees are encouraged t…
For health care providers working in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, CCI administers the RCIS examination. This credential has been recognized by our own society (SICP) as the only credential for professional working in cardiac catheterizatio…
In addition, Tomball Regional Hospital is an accredited chest pain center. Chest pain patients that come through the Emergency Department are monitored in the Observation Unit. The cardiovascular cath lab team consists of MDs, who are board-certifi…
Many individuals who suffer from low back pain often continue performing their normal daily tasks without understanding the direct cause of their pain or realizing which treatment option may work best. These individuals may never truly recover from a…
Continuing Education Information Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to: 1) Describe some of the root causes of side branch failure when stenting bifurcation lesions 2) Recognize different bi…
Materials and Methods The V+Pad Non-Invasive Hemostasis Pad (InterV, Gainesville, FL; see Figure 1) was used as an adjunct with manual digital pressure to achieve rapid hemostasis in 100 patients leading to early ambulation post diagnostic angiograp…
How do registries differ from randomized controlled trials (RCTs)? Unlike RCTs, registries are not built on randomization and therefore may at times be subject to case selection. Furthermore, it is often difficult to draw a conclusion from registr…
Standards Necessary to Improve Performance Training to improve performance has always existed. As long as there have been skills, there has been training to prepare the new generation to take over for the old. Initially, it was one-on-one, on-the-jo…