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Suppressing ArrhythmiasDelivering tech-savvy, compassionate care in the electrophysiology lab
By Barbara Mercer
The electrophysiology (EP) lab at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia is a technology-saturated world. Pacemakers and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices, catheter radiofrequency ablation procedures, a GPS mapping system, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and, sometimes, implantable loop recorders all are represented here. But for nurses in this cutting-edge field, the traditional nursing role is alive, well and at home right next to the implantable devices and sophisticated imaging equipment.
"The staff is very compassionate," said Bryan Meldrum, BS, RN-BC, the clinical nurse manager who oversees the daily operations of the cath and EP labs at Einstein Medical Center.
(Read the whole Advance magazine article here. See the video here.)