Email Discussion Group: February 2010

Compiled by Jodie Elrod
Compiled by Jodie Elrod
Do you have a new question you would like to submit? You can also follow our EP discussion online at http://eplabdigest.com/discussion-questions. Under Discussion: Cable Disorganization Our lab has an abundance of cables that often becomes tangled and inevitably damaged. Last week, damaged cable resulted in an intraprocedure delay of over 1 hour. Our Biomedical Engineers have authorized our department to contact a third-party vendor for consultation. Has anyone had similar issues, and if so, how did you correct the problem? Does anyone know of a vendor that services this type of problem? — anonymous When responding to this question, please use “Cable Disorganization” in your subject line or visit “http://eplabdigest.com/discussion/Cable-Disorganization” Try SystemsOne, LLC. They offer a big screen, but are also about organizing the cables to reduce wear and tear as well as reduce electrical noise. — anonymous Also Under Discussion: Distinguishing Block What are your tips for distinguishing between second-degree atrioventricular block type 1 and 2? — name withheld by request ICD Patient Protocol I am looking for information and policy and procedures regarding handling of patients in the gastroenterology lab who have implantable cardiac devices, particularly ICDs. Are company reps being called in, or does the staff use magnets to pause the ICD? — name withheld by request Scope of Practice I am looking for a detailed "Scope of Practice" for the EP/cath lab. I do have the scope of practice offered on the SICP website. — John J. Simon III, MBA RT (CV) RCC