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Effect of Default Order Set Settings on Telemetry Ordering: Helping Residents Choose More Wisely

Background: Over the past fifty years, remote cardiac monitoring (“telemetry”) has become routine for many patients admitted to the hospital. Telemetry has many clinical benefits and is recommended by the American Heart Association for a [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:08+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Research, Technology in Hospital Medicine, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Effect of Default Order Set Settings on Telemetry Ordering: Helping Residents Choose More Wisely

EFFECTS OF ELECTRONIC TELEMETRY ORDER CHANGES ON TELEMETRY USAGE AT AN ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER

Background: Cardiac telemetry monitoring in hospitalized patients is an often overused resource. In a chart review at our institution, 30% of inpatient days on general medicine services involved telemetry use outside of American Heart Association [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:01:50+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Research, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on EFFECTS OF ELECTRONIC TELEMETRY ORDER CHANGES ON TELEMETRY USAGE AT AN ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER

MEASURING TELEMETRY OVERUSE AND TARGETING APPROPRIATE UTILIZATION: QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IN A COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Background: Telemetry is an often overused and expensive medical monitoring device designed to measure cardiac disease, arrhythmias or suspected heart abnormalities. In an effort to describe appropriate electrocardiographic monitoring in the hospital setting, the American [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:05:44+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on MEASURING TELEMETRY OVERUSE AND TARGETING APPROPRIATE UTILIZATION: QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IN A COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Non-Critical Care Telemetry Monitoring for Non-Cardiac Related Diagnoses: Are We Overdoing it?

Background: Telemetry is an essential tool for real-time monitoring of the heart rhythm and QRS morphology of a patient. American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association had published their respective practice standards for in-hospital [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:43:53+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Other, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Non-Critical Care Telemetry Monitoring for Non-Cardiac Related Diagnoses: Are We Overdoing it?

REDUCING INAPPROPRIATE TELEMETRY USE – A MULTIMODAL INTERVENTION

Background: Overuse of non-ICU continuous cardiac (telemetry) monitoring is a well-documented problem that leads to increased hospital cost, alarm fatigue, nursing time loss, and patient discomfort. It is often ordered for detection of clinical deterioration [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:23:53+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on REDUCING INAPPROPRIATE TELEMETRY USE – A MULTIMODAL INTERVENTION