Author Archives: Tim Larner

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Mobile Cardiac Cath Labs: Achieving Maximum Efficiency

Most staff feel there is never enough space within a cath lab or that productivity could be improved, but imagine how that is magnified for those working in a high-intensity mobile lab, with a preset time frame and a high number of procedures in which to complete them. Over the past weeks we have been…

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Cardiology Management: Patient Satisfaction

Do some of the easy work. As technology, training, experience, industry pressures and advanced consumerism continue to drive improvements in cardiovascular care and outcomes, more hospitals are increasing their focus on customer satisfaction initiatives to find competitive advantages. It has been estimated that a patient may have as many as 30 contacts with friends and…

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Cardiology Management: Understanding Integrity

I wouldn’t like to suggest that I am the sort of person that takes great value in the words of fictional TV characters, but there is a quote I heard from Jack Bauer in the program 24 which I think is excellent. As Jack Bauer is a bit of a legend, fictional as he may…

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New Cath Lab Design Ideas

We have all seen it. Somebody standing only meters from the X-ray equipment in the Cath Lab believing they are safe because they are in the next room, even though there is no lead screen protecting them. Two hospitals in London, UK have approached this problem with a novel solution.   St Thomas’ Hospital: Each…

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Cardiology Management: Listening to Staff

How often do we really listen to our staff?  It can be so hard to find time for staff meetings or to create forums where staff can air their opinions without having to cancel clinics or ask staff to attend an out of hours meeting. So long as the service is ticking along all right…

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