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Dr. Ayaz Rahman of Parkwest Medical Center in Tennessee joins Sheila Gebel to discuss the importance and efficacy of having a Protected PCI Coordinator role. The Parkwest team started a clinical coordinator with TAVR and adopted that strategy to the structural program with Protected PCI. The team also employs a Protected PCI algorithm for decision-making. … Continue reading “Protected PCI Program: The Role of an Algorithm and Coordinator”
Dr. Tony DeMartini of Edward Hospital discusses the value of having a Protected PCI Coordinator. He shares an example of a patient with complex coronary disease. In order to treat complex patients, Dr. DeMartini uses mechanical circulatory support with the Impella platform. The Edward team identifies patients who believe they have no other option for … Continue reading “The Value of Protected PCI Coordinators”
“Being able to help patients is our ultimate goal.” Laura Rutherford, RN of Parkwest Medical Center in Tennessee, discusses the value and role of a Protected PCI Coordinator. At Parkwest, the team uses a defined algorithm for patient identification and focuses on patient education and outreach. Related Content John Mulder, PA-C of Spectrum Health Explains … Continue reading “The Value, Role, and Success of a Protected PCI Coordinator”
John Mulder, PA-C, discusses the Protected PCI Program at Spectrum Health which includes patient identification strategies and the use of a defined algorithm. Spectrum Health analyzed patients that had a diagnosis of other forms of angina and ischemic cardiomyopathy. This query produced approximately 50 pages of patients. After further review, the team at Spectrum refined … Continue reading “Identifying the Need for a Protected PCI Program”
In this interview, Spectrum Health’s John Mulder, PA-C, describes the components that make up Spectrum Health’s Protected PCI® procedure with Impella® support. In addition to including a multi-disciplinary heart and shock team as well as support by an advanced heart failure/VAD unit, John describes why a dedicated cath lab team specialized in high-risk PCI procedures … Continue reading “John Mulder, PA-C of Spectrum Health Explains What Protected PCI Means to Him”
Did you know that inpatient volumes for high-risk PCI are actually increasing? Is your hospital ready to handle the increasing care needs of high-risk patients requiring percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)? According to The Advisory Board Company’s Expert Perspective in New CV Volume Forecasts Explained published on July 27, 2016, “Inpatient volumes for higher-acuity PCI are … Continue reading “Introduction to the Role of a Protected PCI Coordinator”