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- Revised Position Statement – Staffing in the Cardiac Catheterization and EP Lab
- Role of Health Care Professionals in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory as Patient Advocate
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- Hazards in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab
- Ethics in Cardiology Research in the CCL
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Entry of Health Professionals Who Practice In the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Entry of Health Professionals Practicing in Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory (CCL)/ Invasive Cardiovascular Laboratory (ICL)
The Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals supports the right to optimal health care in all settings. Invasive cardiovascular professionals working within the CCL/ICL are committed to ensuring that all patients receive optimal care. This practice is based on the following:
- Individual professional accountability for care delivered to patients.
- Appreciation of the collaborative role of all professionals of the health care team.
- Recognition and appreciation of an individual's wholeness, uniqueness, and significant social and environmental relationships.
- Thorough knowledge of the anatomy and physiology related to the human body.
- Knowledge and comprehension of the science and physics related to the use of diagnostic and interventional equipment.
- Demonstration of skills required for the proper instrumentation of diagnostic and invasive interventional procedures.
- Maintaining professional competency with participation in continuing education and professional development.
The minimal preparation for entry into professional practice in the CCL/ICL should be the certification as a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS), awarded by the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI.) Professionals will maintain this credential by following the CCI renewal requirements for continuing education within the invasive cardiovascular profession.
Other licensed allied health professionals not currently holding the RCIS should obtain the RCIS within two years of full time employment in the CCL/ICL. In addition it is preferable that individuals holding credentials other than the RCIS have at least one year experience in a critical care setting or in performing similar type procedures (i.e. interventional radiologic procedures.)
This position statement aligns the SICP with the American College of Cardiology and SCAI in supporting the RCIS as the credential best suited to the environment of the CCL/ICL.