Position : Cardiac Cath Lab Nurse
As an advocate for the patient, the nurse will greet the patient when they first come into the cath lab.
He or she will answer questions and educate the patient about what is planned and make sure they have informed consent.
Vital signs, oxygen, and heart rhythm are monitored continuously, and IVs and medicines are given per the doctor’s order.
When the procedure is over, the nurse will stay with the patient until they are recovered and ready to return to the floor.
The nurse will go with the patient by stretcher to the floor and give the receiving nurse report before returning to the cath lab.