Update to Practice Standards for Electrocardiographic Monitoring in Hospital Settings: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This scientific statement provides an interprofessional, comprehensive review of evidence and recommendations for indications, duration, and implementation of continuous electro cardiographic monitoring of hospitalized patients. Since the original practice standards were published in 2004, new issues have emerged that need to be addressed: overuse of arrhythmia monitoring among a variety of patient populations, appropriate use of ischemia and QT-interval monitoring among select populations, alarm management, and documentation in electronic health records.
Sandau, Kristin E.; Funk, Marjorie; Auerbach, Andrew; Barsness, Gregory W.; Blum, Kay; Cvach, Maria; Lampert, Rachel; May, Jeanine L.; McDaniel, George M.; Perez, Marco V.; Sendelbach, Sue; Sommargren, Claire E.; and Wang, Paul J., "Update to Practice Standards for Electrocardiographic Monitoring in Hospital Settings: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association" (2017). Nursing Faculty Publications. 11.