Wednesday, June 24, 2009

More on the over use of telemetry monitoring

This topic seems to be enjoying a resurgence of attention in the literature, perhaps as a result of its importance in bed control and the role of telemetry over use in emergency department congestion. It’s clear that telemetry use far exceeds indications deemed appropriate in the guidelines. The latest review is here.

My previous post on this topic is here.

An American Heart Association Scientific Statement which updates the 1991 ACC guidelines is linked here.

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