Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
Portland, OR, USA
Patients in the Electrophysiology & Cardiac Catheterization Lab are cared for by a multidisciplinary team including Registered Nurses, Cardiovascular Technologists, Registered Radiologic Technologists and Interventional Cardiologists. Patients require continuous cardiac monitoring, frequent physician, nursing and ancillary service intervention, and other specialized treatment and/or procedures such as intubation, mechanical ventilation, hemodynamic monitoring, aortic balloon pumps, pericardicentesis, transfusion of blood products, insertion of permanent and temporary pacemakers, cardioversion, defibrillation, pain management, sedation and titration of intravenous medications including vasoactive agents, cardiac agents, anticoagulants, and anti-platelet agents.
The department is open Monday through Friday from 06:45 to 16:00 for routine and emergent cases and an on-call team is available 7 days a week for all cases after routine...