August 2007

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Volume 7 Issue 8

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
New Questions: EP Protocols/Procedure Lists We are expanding into EP procedures (i.e., ablations, EPS, mapping) when our EP lab opens soon. We would very much appreciate some help with protocols/procedure checklists for EPS, ablations (right atri…
Einstein Heart and Vascular Institute:
In the Patient's Shoes I remember how upsetting it was for me when I got triaged and still had to wait for several more hours to be seen by a doctor. When I was a patient (and everybody knows nurses and doctors make the worst patients), I wanted he…
How much has the anniversary reaction phenomenon been covered in cardiology-related literature?
To have a job as a nurse and to enjoy your job as a nurse are definitely two different things! Many men and women go through nursing school and have a great time the first few years, only to get burned out by the everyday politics of high nurse/patie…
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, with approximately seven dedicated full-time staff, five RNs and two CVTs. A third EP lab is cu…
How did you get into the field of cardiac electrophysiology (EP)? I have always been interested in the study of cardiac arrhythmias. It is a challenging and fascinating field. It can also be rewarding since only in this field can one actually cure…
Mechanism of Ventricular Tachycardia
Tell us about Adam. When and how did he pass away? Active, competitive, and full of life! Adam was kind, thoughtful, active, and a serious student with a grade point average of over 4.0. The third of four brothers, Adam was a son that any parent wo…