Cardiac Catheter Lab Nursing
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Cardiac catheterization (cath) lab nurses care for heart disease and heart attack patients. Cardiac catheterization itself refers to the insertion of a catheter into a heart chamber or vessel for either diagnostic or intervention purposes. Nurses in the cardiac catheter lab assist doctors in performing such procedures, and some cardiac cath lab nurses may assist with coronary catheterization as well. These nurses are trained in examining patients’ arteries for blockage and can diagnose heart-related diseases.
$38,000 - $45,000
Annual Salary Range
ASN or BSN
RN, plus Cardiac Vascular Nursing Certification (RN-BC)-- must be renewed every 5 years