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Cardiac Catheterization Lab Unit Manual

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Please Note: These policies, procedures and protocols are provided for informational purposes only for the staff of John Dempsey Hospital.  The owner and authors assume no liability whatsoever in connection with the use of the information contained within.

The Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice should be used for nursing procedures not found in the Nursing Practice or Unit Practice Manual’s. Procedures in the Nursing Practice Manual or Unit Practice Manuals supersede the Lippincott reference.


Structure Standard

Scope of Service

Protocol: Amiodarone: IV Infusion
Protocol: Arterial Blood Pressure Monitoring
Protocol: Cardiac Angiography: Care of the Patient Undergoing
Protocol: Cardiac Output Determination
Protocol: Cardioversion: Care of the Patient Undergoing
Procedure: Cardioversion: Emergent
Protocol: Communication During Emergent Transfer of Patient from ED to Cardiac Catheterization Lab
Procedure: Decontamination in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab
Protocol: Diltiazem (Cardizem) Infusion: for Treatment of Atrial Tachyarrhythmia
Protocol: Dobutamine: IV Administration
Protocol: Dopamine: IV Administration
Reference: Dose Guidelines for IV Titratable Medications
Protocol: ECG: Assessment of Cardiac Status Using the 12 Lead ECG
Protocol: Emergency / On-Call in Cardiac Catheterization Lab
Protocol: Emergency Care for Lethal Dysrhythmias
Protocol: Femoral Artery Closure Device
Procedure: Femostop Device, Use of
Procedure: Hemoband Compression Device, Use of
Protocol: Hemodynamic Monitoring
Protocol: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP): Care of the Patient on the
Protocol: Left Heart Catheterization with Angiography; Right Heart Catheterization
Protocol: Maintaining Sterile Field
Protocol: Nitric Oxide Protocol
Protocol: Nitroglycerin: IV Administration
Protocol: Nitroprusside Sodium (Nipride): IV Administration
Protocol: Norepinephrine (Levophed): IV Administration
Procedure: Pacemaker, Temporary:  Transvenous Insertion
Procedure: Patient Instructions for Cardiac Catheterization / PCI
Protocol: Post Cardiac Intervention Procedures
Protocol: Pre-Procedure Phone Interview for Scheduled Cardiac Catheterization Lab Procedures
Protocol: Radial Artery Compression Device - TR Band
Protocol: Radiation Exposure: Minimizing Patient Exposure
Protocol: ReoPro (Abciximab) Infusion: Care of the Patient Receiving Post PTCA/Stent
Procedure/ Protocol: Scheduling Procedures in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab: Cardiac Catheterizations and Percutaneous Coronary Interventions
Protocol: Sheath Removal Care: Post Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTCA)
Protocol: Staff Duties in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab
Protocol: Sterile Field: Maintenance of
Procedure: Swan-Ganz Catheter: Insertion of
Protocol: Traffic Patterns
Protocol: Traffic Patterns for Permanent Pacemaker Insertion

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