One of the things I had issues with when I started in the Cath Lab was monitoring. We all know that during a case, it can be difficult to call out what we’re doing. It helps when the monitor can look at the image and know what’s happening. And especially, during a Right Heart, to know what the waveforms are, knowing what normal pressures and saturations are; and knowing how to calculate FICK output (even though we usually let the computer do it).
To assist the “newbies” (and even a few veterans), CVIR Education has created a pocket sized reference book that includes everything above, plus images and diagrams of coronary anatomy and cardiac anatomy, and tables showing normal sats and pressures. The books are in limited production now, and will be available for order beginning July 19. They may be ordered on our website, www.cvireducation.com, and will cost $25 each.
We really hope this reference will help you as you begin (or advance) your career in the Cath Lab!