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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.
The Use of Telemetry Monitoring Among General Medicine Patients
Medicine and Health Sciences
Chen, MD, Debbie and Diemer, MD, Gretchen A., "The Use of Telemetry Monitoring Among General Medicine Patients" (2017). House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2016-2019). Poster 33.