Category Archives: Management Zone

TAVI

Radiation Dose Audit For Trans-catheter Aortic Valve (TAVI) Procedures

ABSTRACT On 28th August 2007 the Cardiac and Cardiothoracic departments at King’s College Hospital London began jointly providing a trans-catheter aortic valve intervention (TAVI) service. This service provides treatment for aortic stenosis in high risk patients turned down for conventional aortic valve surgery. Due to the treatment being new and involving a multi-disciplinary team not…

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RFID is the Future for Automated Inventory Management

If your department has recently installed a new inventory management system costing your hospital a few million pounds, it may be best to look away now. RFID has arrived!! Whilst still in its early stages here in the UK, it is now the system of choice for forward-thinking hospitals in the USA, moving beyond the…

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Strengthening Hearts in a Growing Community

Paoli Hospital’s new Electrophysiology Lab is small but growing incrementally, and we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished since we opened our doors in December of 2007. We’re located in Paoli, Pennsylvania, and are part of the Main Line Health System, a multi-hospital healthcare system serving suburban Philadelphia. Our primary goal is to bring safe, quality…

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Developing partnerships with local EMS providers to decrease door to balloon times

– A Field ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Program Summary The American College of Cardiology guidelines for “door to balloon” time identifies evidenced-based practice as less than 90 minutes for patients experiencing a heart attack and “door to door to balloon” time less than 120 minutes. Initial data collection revealed that our hospital was experiencing “door…

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The Amsterdam Project: New Concepts for Cath Labs & Day Wards

Inspired by the OLVG Hospital in Amsterdam, this innovative day ward concept at Liverpool see patients eating food and wearing their own clothes for the cath lab procedure. The Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Trust would like to thank the OLVG Hospital in Amsterdam for their inspiration and assistance in developing this concept, and…

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