Continuous ST-Segment Monitoring: 3 Case Studies in Progressive Care

Sandau, Kristin E.; Smith, Maureen
October 2009
Critical Care Nurse;Oct2009, Vol. 29 Issue 5, p18
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents several case studies demonstrating the use of guidelines for continuous ST-segment monitoring for hospitalized cardiac patients in intensive care units (ICUs) and Primary Care Units (PCUs). Inappropriate alarm setting in an ST-segment that was nearly overlooked in the case of a 73-year old woman is discussed. It also explores two separate cases wherein appropriate leads for ST-segment monitoring and condition monitoring of patients with cardiac risk factors are illustrated.


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