Attitudes surrounding continuous telemetry utilization by providers at an Academic Tertiary Medical Center

Amber E. Johnson, Amy M Knight, Clare K. Mock, Joyce M. Maygers, Sammy Zakaria

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Abstract

Objective: To determine patterns of telemetry use at a tertiary academic institution and identify factors contributing to noncompliance with guidelines regarding telemetry use. Methods: Web-based survey of 180 providers, including internal medicine residents and cardiovascular disease fellows, hospitalists, non-hospitalist teaching attending physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Results: Of the 180 providers surveyed, 67 (37%) replied. Most providers (76%) were unaware of guidelines regarding appropriate telemetry use and 85% selected inappropriate diagnoses as warranting telemetry. Only 21% routinely discontinued the telemetry order within 48 hours. Conclusions: Many providers at a tertiary academic institution utilize continuous telemetry inappropriately and are unaware of telemetry guidelines. These findings should guide interventions to improve telemetry utilization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-134
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Clinical Outcomes Management
Volume23
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Health Policy

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