Date of Submission
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Elena Capella, Ed.D, MSN/MPA, RN, CNL, CPHQ, LNCC
Juli Maxworthy, DNP, MSN/MBA, RN, CNL, CPHQ, CPPS, CHSE, FSSH
There are over two million patients in the United States that have cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). In 2017, the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) provided a consensus statement with guidelines and recommendations for device management of patients with magnetic resonance (MR) conditional as well as MR non-conditional CIEDs (Indik et al. 2017). In January 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed that a qualified physician, nurse practitioner (NP), or physician assistant (PA) with expertise in implanted permanent pacemakers (PM), implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers (CRT-P), or cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-D) must directly supervise patients with CIEDs during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Geronimo, Rosalie, "Expanding Magnetic Resonance Imaging Access for Patients with Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices" (2018). DNP Qualifying Manuscripts. 6.