JOURNAL ARTICLE
REVIEW

Continuous ST-segment monitoring: raising the bar

Sonya A Flanders
Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America 2006, 18 (2): 169-77, ix
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ST-segment monitoring is recommended by clinical experts to assist in the early detection of transient myocardial ischemia; however, a gap exists between the recommendations and clinical practice. This article provides a review of research to support the use of ST-segment monitoring in a variety of clinical situations. Patient selection for monitoring, techniques, and strategies to facilitate successful implementation of ST monitoring are included. Nurses are encouraged to advocate for patients by raising the bar of electrocardiogram monitoring practice to aid in optimizing patient outcomes.

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