February 2006

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Volume 6 Issue 2

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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When did the new electrophysiology (EP) lab open? In 1980, I established the EP Laboratory at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, which is the major teaching hospital for Jefferson Medical College. A new EP suite was opened in September 2005 in o…
How has your lab grown in size since it was last profiled in 2003? What is the size of your EP lab facility and number of staff members? What is the mix of credentials at your lab? Yes, we have increased to four EP faculty + 1 pediatric EP up from…
November/December 2002: Mercy Heart Institute, Sacramento, California Update provided by: Nancy L. Diehl, RN, MSN, Clinical Nurse Specialist:
New Question: Late Cases and Call How does your lab cover late cases? Do staff do call? How many staff are there per case? Kathleen MacDonald, RN (Readers, to reply to this question, please type Late Cases in your subject line.)
Background The Order and Disorder Training Program was developed a little over 10 years ago to fill a gap in education for staff employed in electrophysiology laboratories throughout the country. Its ‘Beyond the Basics’ course marked the tenth year t…