Update to Practice Standards for Electrocardiographic Monitoring in Hospital Settings

Published: October 03, 2017

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  • Goals for electrocardiographic (ECG) monitoring have expanded from simple heart rate and rhythm determination to encompass additional purposes, some involving complex diagnoses.
  • This update to the practice standards reviews the evidence and offers recommendations for continuous ECG monitoring in hospital settings.
  • Topics covered include arrhythmia, ischemia, QTc monitoring, alarm management, staff education and documentation.