In my hospital setting, nurses do not attend cardiac stress tests performed in nuc-med. The cardiac stress meds are administered by the tech with the cardiologist in attendence. This is not what I am used to. In my previous 10 years of radiology nursing nurses were present to monitor and administer these medications (primarily adenosine and doubutamine) along with the cardiologist. Assessing and handling any side effects and/or adverse reactions.I have been addressing this issue since I took my current Team Manager postion in radiology. Now we have something new beginning, Lexiscan. Have any of you used it and what is the protocol for its administration and WHO can administer it?I would appreciate all the input I can get.