July 2007

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Volume 7 Issue 7

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
HMP Communications, 70 E. Swedesford Rd
Suite 100, Malvern PA 19355
Telephone: (800) 371-0791

Fax: (866) 488-8273
Email: jelrod@hmpglobal.com
Medical and surgical services for children with congenital and acquired heart disease in most industrialized countries are easily available and all-inclusive, regardless of the cost. In many parts of the world, nevertheless, children with similar typ…
Current Questions Under Discussion: Catheter Placement Competency Check-Offs I would like a job description and/or competency check-off list for placement of EP catheters during diagnostic studies by allied health professionals. Does any facility…
Many patients in the outpatient cardiology clinics, electrophysiology clinics and geriatric clinics have permanent pacemakers. These devices are mainly fifth-generation pacemakers with electrogram storage of arrhythmic events. Background A routin…
What is the size of your EP lab facility and number of staff members? What is the mix of credentials at your lab? There are two dedicated EP labs and one implant lab. Our EP staff is comprised of six electrophysiologists and a core group of six RNs…
Tell us about your role as a cardiac clinical nurse specialist at St. Joseph s Regional Medical Center. What is a typical work day like for you? Let me start by saying there is no such thing as a typical day. Theoretically, my role as CNS has four…