The cardiac cath lab nurse is able to assess, manage and provide safe care to the patient undergoing procedures in the cardiac cath. The Cardiac Cath RN monitors each patient for arrhythmias and complications. The Cardiac Cath Lab RN performs initial assessment of the cath lab patient and ongoing assessments throughout the procedure. The RN will administer and monitor medications for moderate sedation in accordance with facility policies. The RN is able to recognize signs and symptoms of potential complications and impending deterioration.
The RN will also be responsible for the following:
Documents progress according to hospital policy and procedure.
Assists physician with procedures.
Prepares each patient by setting up and prepping prior to the procedure.
Manages cardiac cath insertion sites including sheath monitoring pre and post sheath removal
Removes sheaths and holds pressure to cath sites
Assures necessary consents are completed and patient identification is confirmed
Takes call for emergency procedures according to departmental/hospital guidelines
Demonstrates a working knowledge of all monitoring equipment in the Cath lab
Responsible for hemodynamic monitoring during procedures
·Graduate of an RN program
·Excellent written and verbal communication skills; knowledge of scope and role of the Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician and Unit Clerk.
·Valid Registered Nurse license within the state of Louisiana
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