cath lab rn

Becoming a Cardiac Cath Lab RN

As with any other nursing specialty, the first step to becoming a Cardiac Cath Lab RN is to graduate with an Associates degree or Bachelors degree in nursing and pass your NCLEX-RN to become licensed as a Registered Nurse. What’s next? Because the Cath Lab is more advanced, many healthcare facilities prefer to hire more experienced nurses…

April 18, 2018
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cath lab tech

Becoming a Cath Lab Tech, Part 1

This is the first article of a two-part series on becoming a Cath Lab Tech. There are two different paths that can be taken when pursuing a career as a Cath Lab Tech; the first is through a Radiologic Technology (RT) certification from The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). What is a Radiologic Technologist?…

April 16, 2018
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cath lab rn

What does a Cath Lab RN do?

Generally speaking, Cath Lab RNs assist physicians with procedures in the Cath Lab such as stent placements, insertion of pacemakers, and emergency interventions. They are responsible for providing care before, during, and after the patients’ procedures. Below, you’ll find a more detailed breakdown of the duties they perform. Patient evaluation and preparation RNs in the…

April 13, 2018
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telemedicine

The state of telemedicine

Small hospitals and health centers are closing across the country, causing concern for the millions that live in rural areas of the United States. As this trend continues, telemedicine is likely to become an important tool in delivering high-quality, affordable healthcare to consumers nationwide, especially in the field of cardiology. More and more frequently, cardiologists…

April 9, 2018
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costs of hiring

The surprising cost of recruiting a Cardiologist

Anyone that’s ever tried to fill a cardiology opening knows that it’s an expensive process, one that goes beyond the obvious costs like salary and health insurance. Below you’ll find 8 expenses you may not have considered when it comes to recruiting and retaining a cardiologist or cardiologists for your program. Benefits costs: This is…

March 27, 2018
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