October 2006

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Volume 6 Issue 10

Editorial Staff

Clinical Editor
Bradley Knight, MD
Executive Editor
Laurie Gustafson
Managing Editor
Jodie Elrod
Production Manager
Alexa Flinn

Editorial Correspondence

Jodie Elrod, Managing Editor, EP Lab Digest
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I have lived in New Orleans for seven years. Each year, toward the end of the summer, we and others in the Gulf Coast region face the threat of hurricane season. New Orleans is always particularly at risk because it is shaped like a bowl. Most of the…
What is the size of your EP lab facility and number of staff members? What is the mix of credentials at your lab? We currently have two dedicated EP labs and a third which we share with the cath lab. A fourth room is used for cardioversions and dru…
Over the years, one of the things that I have found most interesting is the heightened level of awareness and knowledge exhibited by my patients and their families. It may be in direct correlation with ongoing advancements in technology the Informati…
In the August 2006 issue of EP Lab Digest, Mr. Daniel Dindy, RCIS discusses his experiences in the cath lab and EP lab with back pain and other maladies. I personally relate to just about everything that Mr. Dindy brings up, especially with the long…
The cardiac program at Northeast Georgia Medical Center began in August 2002, with the opening of the Ronnie Green Heart Center and the start of Cardiovascular Surgery and Interventional Cardiology. The Cardiology Department began the program with a…
New Questions: Check-Off List for Non-Medical Staff I would love an outline for non-medical staff skills competency check-off list. More and more across the EP world, line access and catheter placement are being performed by non-medical staff. W…
Dear readers, Autumn is often synonymous with the start of school, so what could be a better time to talk about new and innovative educational programs across the country? This October, we highlight several EP programs for staff and patients. In par…