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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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February 2007

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Volume 15 Issue 2
If your lab is host to various disciplines, how do you handle scheduling? (88 total responses) Block Scheduling Block (2) Block boarding Scheduling the case just as cath cases, with block times. With difficulty. Block time for cath lab t…
Re: The CARE Bill Dear Editor, In response to the letter to the editor sent by Messrs. Garay, Ishihara, Mashino and Takara (Cath Lab Digest January 2006, page 30) regarding the proposed CARE legislation, we would like to point out that: 1. The C…
Latest IMV Market Report Shows Continued Investment in Cath Lab Technology According to IMV’s recent census of cath labs in the U.S., an estimated 4.21 million patient cases were performed at 1,970 cardiac cath lab sites in 2006. This represents…
Radiation Storm by Mike McKeever I was circulating in the cath lab at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California. I am an x-ray technologist. I was thinking of radiation safety during a long case, and how it is impossible to see, hear,…
My life has been greatly influenced, both personally and professionally, by combined experiences from two completely different worlds: one in my native country, Montenegro, the former Yugoslavia, and the other here in the United States. I always had…
New Questions ORTs in the Cath Lab I have recently been given the nurse manager position in our cath lab. Staffing is currently the front-running issue needing to be resolved. Our hospital administration is asking that we consider using operating…
Please plan to join us in April at The Contemporary Cardiovascular Medicine Symposium. This is an exceptional conference for invasive cardiovascular professionals. Now in its 6th year, the symposium is designed to serve as a comprehensive update on e…
The month of February is American Heart Month and the week of February 10-17, 2007 is celebrated as Cardiovascular Professionals Week. It is important to appreciate various professions and to heighten public awareness of the valuable contributions m…
This month's first question comes to us anonymously, and is answered by Kenneth A. Gorski RN, RCIS, FSICP, Assistant Manager for the Cleveland Clinic Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, and Standards Committee Chair for the SICP. Question 1: Ar…
The RadCARE was put forth for consideration by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN). The RadCARE bill was then sent to the House of Representatives for consideration on December 8 with a referral to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. All…