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Title: Initial management of cardiac arrhythmias.
Authors: Cruickshank, Jaycen
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Place of publication: Sydney
Publication Title: Australian Family Physician
Volume: 37
Issue: 7
Start Page: 516
End Page: 520
Abstract: Background: Diagnosis of acute arrhythmias requires recognition and interpretation of important electrocardiogram (ECG) findings, and knowledge of Australian resuscitation guidelines. Objective: This article aims to provide a guide for general practitioners in managing patients who present with acute arrhythmias in the rural or regional setting. Discussion: Rural GPs need to be familiar with acute management of bradycardias, supraventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachyarrhythmias, despite the fact that they may deal with these problems infrequently. A good local or regional network will help determine which patients can be treated locally, versus the need to refer to a hospital emergency department or outpatient setting. This might include a colleague reviewing an ECG sent by fax or email. Coronary care and emergency staff, both medical and nursing, have the expertise to participate collaboratively in such a network.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11054/102
Resource Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18592068
http://www.racgp.org.au/afp
ISSN: 0300-8495
Internal ID Number: 00088
Health Subject: ARRHYTHMIAS - CARDIAC - DIAGNOSIS
ARRHYTHMIAS - CARDIAC - THERAPY
CORONARY CARE UNITS - ORGANISATION AND ADMINISTRATION
ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY
OUTCOME ASSESSMENT (HEALTH CARE)
SEVERITY OF ILLNESS INDEX
Type: Journal Article
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