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Abstract Number: 344

QTC’ING THE LIGHT: AVOIDING EKG WASTE IN CARDIAC MONITORING OF ANTIPSYCHOTICS

Background: Antipsychotics can prolong QTc interval and lead to development of the fatal arrhythmia Torsade de Pointes. Accordingly, serial EKG monitoring of QTc in patients newly started on antipsychotics has become common practice in hospitals. [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:24:09-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on QTC’ING THE LIGHT: AVOIDING EKG WASTE IN CARDIAC MONITORING OF ANTIPSYCHOTICS

Abstract Number: 343

NOW QTC IT, NOW YOU DON’T: EKG ORDERING TENDENCIES AMONG HOSPITALISTS, RESIDENTS, AND ADVANCED PRACTICE PROVIDERS MONITORING INPATIENTS NEWLY STARTED ON ANTIPSYCHOTICS.

Background: It is common practice to monitor QTc interval in hospitalized patients newly started on antipsychotics. While some guidelines exist for frequency of ordering EKGs in the outpatient setting, these may not apply to inpatients [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:24:08-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on NOW QTC IT, NOW YOU DON’T: EKG ORDERING TENDENCIES AMONG HOSPITALISTS, RESIDENTS, AND ADVANCED PRACTICE PROVIDERS MONITORING INPATIENTS NEWLY STARTED ON ANTIPSYCHOTICS.