Cardiac catheterization is an important aspect of modern cardiac care that has seen remarkable developments in the last decades. This course will provide the basic foundation of cardiac and vascular anatomy and physiology required to function effectively as a catheterization laboratory worker. Special considerations for operating in a cath lab environment, such as communication, delineation of roles, emergency equipment, sterile fields, time out procedures, and universal precautions will also be discussed. This information is the broad and essential groundwork for learning to perform well in cardiac procedural environments.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology
Coronary Blood Supply
Cardiac Electrical Conduction
Section 3: The Catheterization Laboratory Environment
Working as a Group
Section 4: Review Questions
Section 5: Conclusion
Paul Teelin, MSN, RN-BC is a SME writer with Relias. Paul has a varied, multidisciplinary clinical background. As a respiratory therapist, he focused primarily on adult critical care, neonatal critical care, high-acuity transport, procedural care, outpatient care, and professional development. As a registered nurse, Paul’s clinical practice has been in the areas of medical/surgical care, orthopedics, perianesthesia care, invasive cardiology, care coordination, and nursing leadership. He has served as a course creator and instructor on various occasions over his years of practice. Paul has earned a Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Informatics and is certified in Informatics Nursing by the ANCC. He is an active member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
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