Email Discussion Group: May 2006

New Questions: SVT in the RVOT What can anyone tell me about SVT thought to be originating in the RVOT? I am a technologist who will be mapping such a case with Navex and/or an array balloon system. anonymous (Readers, to reply to this question, please type SVT in the RVOT in your subject line.) Paper Recording to New Recording System We are moving from paper reporting of our implants to our new Witt recording system. We are interested in what is the minimum reporting requirements for the body of the implant, example wordage after the Access and before Closing Incision. If you have any information you could share, we would appreciate your assistance. Thank you! name withheld (Readers, to reply to this question, please type New Recording System in your subject line.) Under Discussion: Nurse Practitioners How does your EP practice utilize nurse practitioners? anonymous (Readers, to reply to this question, please type Nurse Practitioners in your subject line.) EP Training Program/Accredited for Techs and RNs Besides the EP/Pacer HRS exam and vendor-supported education, are there any programs getting ready to start EP/pacer training from the basic through complex mapping and ablations? If so, how long is the training, and what is the name of the school/institution? Jerry Leblanc, RCIS, Central Washington Hospital, Wenatchee, WA (Readers, to reply to this question, please type EP Training Program 2006 in your subject line.) Still Under Discussion: Pacemaker Lead Removal Requesting any information you have on guidelines and protocols. Thank you! name withheld by request (Readers, to reply to this question, please type Pacemaker Lead Removal in your subject line.) Bispectral Index (BIS) Monitoring During Pacer Insertion What credentials, if any, are necessary to use this during a pacemaker procedure? I am a nurse new to the cath lab and am concerned that this is getting into the anesthesia arena and that I may not be licensed for BIS monitoring. name withheld by request (Readers, to reply to this question, please type BIS Monitoring in your subject line.)