Electrocardiograms: a guide to rhythm recognition for emergency nurses

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McGrath, A and Sampson, M (2018). Electrocardiograms: a guide to rhythm recognition for emergency nurses. Emergency Nurse. 26 (1).
AuthorsMcGrath, A and Sampson, M
Abstract

The electrocardiogram (ECG) is one of the most commonly performed investigations in the Emergency Department (ED), and is an extremely useful adjunct that guides diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. In the majority of cases, nurses are the first health care professional to assess the patient, and to record an ECG, yet anecdotal evidence would suggest that very few emergency nurses actively review, interpret and act on the findings from the ECG.

Year2018
JournalEmergency Nurse
Journal citation26 (1)
PublisherRoyal College of Nursing Publishing Co.
ISSN1354-5752
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.7748/en.2018.e1767
Publication dates
Print01 May 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited11 Dec 2017
Accepted29 Nov 2017
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY 4.0
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