Category: CathLab.com Articles
Conference highlights submitted by Dan Scharbach CCPT,MBA and Darren Powell RCIS.
December 20, 2018
Who, What, Why? This past November, 60 Cardiovascular Leaders convened from Cath Labs across the Pacific Northwest for the 29th annual Northwest Cath Lab Management Association Conference in Portland, Oregon. Labs were represented from California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. The group shared best practice, learned from national speakers, and most importantly developed and engaged in…
November 27, 2018
Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) is requesting your assistance to help plan the future of the Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES) credentialing program! If you have already responded to this survey, CCI thanks you and asks that you share it with your colleagues. CCI conducts reviews of all credentialing programs to maintain quality and…
August 17, 2018
On Saturday July 14, 2018, 122 past and current volunteers and staff, business partners and representatives from professional societies gathered in Raleigh, NC to celebrate Cardiovascular Credentialing International’s 50 Anniversary. The gathering served as a “family” reunion for many of the attendees – some of whom have been volunteering for over 30 years! One of…
August 03, 2017
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March 13, 2017
By Benjamin A. Post, Esquire & Gabrielle P. Kelerchian, Law Clerk, Post & Post, LLC In 2012, a Pennsylvania jury awarded a $6,000,000 verdict to a plaintiff in a wrongful death action in which the patient died as a result of internal bleeding after a cardiac catheterization. In Burkhardt v. Cardiac Diagnostic Associates, the…
November 30, 2016
Do we Phase Shift or Not? By Jeff Davis RRT-NPS, RCIS Significant advances have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of aortic stenosis. Innovations in catheter based interventional aortic valve procedures including, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), have improved the lives of many patients and their families. Treatment options, including TAVR, are based on a…
September 23, 2016
How can we practice evidenced based medicine when the evidence keeps changing! By Piper Quinn “Lies, damned lies, and statistics.” I wonder what Mark Twain would have to say about the impact of stats on the healthcare field. I’m thinking that it’s not so easy to follow evidence-based medicine — when the evidence keeps changing….
September 23, 2016
By Tim Martin BS, RCIS Mention hybrid procedure rooms and you are bound to elicit a myriad of thoughts and experiences. They are one of the hottest topics within the cardiovascular realm, and one which I believe has far-reaching insights into the evolution of our industry. This article will be the first of a series exploring…