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SCAI Multi‐Society Position Statement on Occupational Health Hazards of the Catheterization Laboratory: Shifting the Paradigm for Healthcare Workers' Protection

Position Statement Cath Lab Administration Occupational Health

Endorsed by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Clinical Policy Approval Committee, the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), and the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS)

The past three decades have witnessed astounding progress in interventional equipment, technique, therapeutics, and the clinical research that catalyzed these advances. Progress in interventional laboratory protection and safety has not advanced as quickly. This statement describes a paradigm shift towards a culture of safety encompassing both patients and catheterization laboratory personnel.

All authors: Lloyd W. Klein, MD, MSCAI; James A. Goldstein, MD, FSCAI; David Haines, MD; Charles Chambers, MD, MSCAI; Roxana Mehran, MD, MSCAI; Smadar Kort, MD; C. Michael Valentine, MD; David Cox, MD, MSCAI.

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Evidence-based recommendations that promote optimal patient care based on current state-of-the-art science in interventional cardiology.