Continuous ST-segment monitoring: protocol for practice.

  title={Continuous ST-segment monitoring: protocol for practice.},
  author={Kristin E Sandau and Maureen K Smith},
  journal={Critical care nurse},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={39-49; quiz following 50}
n 1999, Drew et al published consensus guidelines recommending use of continuous ST-segment monitoring for specific cardiac patients. However, these guidelines have not yet uniformly become the standard of practice. To aid in implementing consensus guidelines, we describe a nursedirected hospital-wide protocol with interdisciplinary agreement on continuous ST-segment monitoring. We begin with a review of current guidelines for continuous ST-segment monitoring among hospitalized patients… CONTINUE READING

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