Here at Heart Services, we understand that many of our patients are cautious about leaving their homes or attending busy medical practices during the pandemic.
We would like to reassure you that we are staying informed with current government guidelines, have stringent cleaning guidelines for our staff, and are practicing social distancing both between staff and in the waiting areas.
If you have further concerns about attending your appointment, please feel free to contact us. Alternatively, you can contact your referring doctor to discuss the urgency of you test.
If you have travelled overseas in the last month or have been in contact with anyone who has, had direct contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19, or have any flu like symptoms, please call us to reschedule your appointment.
We thank you all for support and understanding during these uncertain times.
Restructuring of Cardiac Imaging services available on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) will take effect on 1st August 2020. Central to this restructuring is the referral requirements placed on the cardiac services provided by Logan Heart Services.
Referrals that do not meet criteria outlined in the MBS may be unable to be claimed under the scheme, resulting in the full fee to be passed on to the patient.
The following information is taken from the quick reference guide provided by the MBS Review Taskforce and outlines services specific to General Practitioner referred services provided by Logan Heart Services.
The complete quick reference guide can be found at: http://www.mbsonline.gov.au/internet/mbsonline/publishing.nsf/Content/Factsheet-CardiacServices1Aug20
Heart Services comprises the Logan Heart Centre, Greenslopes Heart Centre and the Redlands Heart Centre.
Our large technical team consists of both Cardiac Technicians and Cardiac Sonographers.
All Cardiac Technicians at Heart Services hold undergraduate qualifications ranging in the areas of exercise science, human movement studies or biomedical science.
Many of our Cardiac Technicians have also completed postgraduate qualifications in the area of clinical physiology, holding either the Graduate Diploma of Clinical Physiology or the Master of Clinical Science (Clinical Physiology) from Griffith University.
The role of the Cardiac Technician encompasses the performance 12 lead ECG, attachment of blood pressure and holter (ECG) monitors, analysis and interpretation of monitors, conducting exercise stress testing and assistant for exercise stress echocardiography.
All Cardiac Technicians are all highly competent in CPR and Advanced Resuscitation, and undergo annual certification in these essential front-line emergency procedures.
As a testament to our commitment to providing quality healthcare for our patients, all technical staff have completed the Logan Heart Services Technical Training Program, encompassing comprehensive theoretical and practical competency training.
Our senior staff who are responsible for the training of new employees are committed to quality in training and have all completed a ‘Train the Trainer’ in clinical medicine course.
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