Email Discussion Group: December 2009


Do you have an EP topic that you would like to see addressed by our discussion group? Email us at eplabdigest@hotmail.com or post your question on http://eplabdigest.com/discussion-questions. We look forward to hearing from you! Distinguishing Block What are your tips for distinguishing between second-degree atrioventricular block type 1 and 2? When responding to this question, please use “Distinguishing Block” in your subject line or visit “http://www.eplabdigest.com/discussion/Distinguishing-Block” Tech Week How do you celebrate "tech week" at your EP/Cath labs? When responding to this question, please use “Tech Week” in your subject line or visit “http://www.eplabdigest.com/discussion/Technologist-Week” 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”

Under Discussion:

Admitting Patients After AF Ablation If your facility performs AF ablations, are patients admitted following the procedure? What are your reasons for admitting/not admitting these patients? Also, do your AF ablation patients usually receive moderate sedation or general anesthesia for the procedure? — S. Deck When responding to this question, please type “Admitting Patients After AF Ablation” in your subject line or visit “http://eplabdigest.com/discussion/Admitting-AF-Patients”