hi all! i'm jennifer, a 43 yr old student graduating in june 07. i came across a job description at a hospital for rns in the electrophysiology lab, and it sounded so interesting i'm trying to learn more about it. the job description was as follows:
electrophysiology (ep) lab description
- a highly technical area which performs diagnostic and interventional procedures to patients with electrical conduction problems
- ep rns utilize their critical care skills and knowledge to ensure the safe delivery of patient care
- responsibilities include assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care as well as performing circulating functions during procedures, providing conscious sedation, scrubbing for surgical implantation of pacemakers and internal cardiac defibrillators (icd), evaluation of pacemakers and defibrillators during procedures, to in-house patients and in device clinic
- high level of decision-making and autonomy is critical
just wondering if anyone can share their knowledge or experience with this cardiac specialty? thanks!