Category Archives: Management Zone

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Anti-coagulation Clinics

Anti-Coagulation Clinics have begun a new era in aiding patients in therapeutic maintenance and initial treatment for diseases requiring short or long term drug therapy. Consistent monitoring of INR’s, medication adjustments, patient education, and knowledge of blood lab values has been an uphill battle; until now! Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Heart Vascular Institute, Anticoagulation Clinic.  …

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Best Practices’ for High Radiation Dose Procedures

Now more than ever, healthcare professionals must continually adhere to standards and policies set forth not only by the organizations in which they practice, but also by external monitoring agencies as well. Due to increasing patient volumes, acuity, and technology, there is a particular need to establish clear care standards in departments such as Radiology,…

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A Primer on the “Follow-up of High Dose Fluoroscopy Procedures”

In the last 30 years of practice as a Cardiovascular Technologist in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, I have seen the technology behind the x-ray equipment advance, from using high dose 90 frames/sec imaging to today’s Digital Flat Panel technology using a mere 15 frames/sec imaging technique. With the advance of this technology, we have gone…

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Cardiology Management: Creating Motivated and Loyal Staff

Everyone finds value in themselves. Companies that have excelled, teach their employees that people should be made to feel like they are winners. Is your approach to your staff as positive as it can be? Do you give positive reinforcement or do you remind them that they are not meeting goals? Be Supportive People act…

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The 100 Top Hospitals: Cardiovascular Benchmarks for Success

The Solucient 100 Top Hospitals: Cardiovascular Benchmarks for Success study stands alone in offering a scorecard designed solely for hospital use to improve inpatient cardiovascular performance. Despite its limitations, the 100 Top Hospitals Cardiovascular study has been used by hundreds of hospitals to measure comparative performance levels of cardiovascular services and improve performance of cardiovascular…

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