May 2007

Volume 7 Issue 5

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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What are your thoughts about non-EPs implanting ICDs? Do you train such individuals? What about dealing with device recalls? New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University, New York, April 2007: Device recalls: We ve instituted more frequent f…
New Question: Skills List for Nurses Working in the EP Lab We are revising our policies and procedures manual, and I wanted to include a skills list for EP nurses. Would you know where I could find this information in order to tailor one for my d…
Describe who participated in the Inter-Association Task Force. The Inter-Association Task Force was made up of representatives from 15 different national medical societies. Also participating in the task force were some invited participants, such a…
It is estimated that each year there are more than 900,000 implantable cardiac devices prescribed worldwide. There have also been an increasing number of MRI systems worldwide, with about 35 million magnetic imaging procedures performed yearly.3,4 Be…
What is the size of your EP lab facility and number of staff members? What is the mix of credentials at your lab? Our hospital system has EP labs located at our Royal Oak and Troy campuses. Our responses in this Spotlight Interview represent the Ro…