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Objective:

To determine why and when general medicine non-ICU patients are upgraded from a non-telemetry level of care to telemetry monitoring at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH). Comparison of the reasons for initiation of continuous ECG monitoring with the AHA and ACC guidelines would provide a greater understanding of the applicability of these recommendations to non-ICU general medicine patients. This information can provide guidance to identify areas of intervention to decrease inappropriate and/or overutilization of telemetry. The ultimate goal is to identify general medicine patients who are likely to benefit from continuous ECG monitoring, without negatively affecting clinical outcomes for those who do not receive cardiac monitoring.

Publication Date

5-31-2017

Keywords

The Use of Telemetry Monitoring Among General Medicine Patients

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

The Use of Telemetry Monitoring Among General Medicine Patients

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