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dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Timothy
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-06T14:31:43Z
dc.date.available2020-02-06T14:31:43Z
dc.date.issued2012-11
dc.identifier.citationEdwards, T., 2012. Framework for assessment of the 12 lead ECG in transient loss of consciousness. Journal of Paramedic Practice, 4 (11), 638-644.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1759-1376
dc.identifier.issn2041-9457
dc.identifier.doi10.12968/jpar.2012.4.11.638
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12417/731
dc.description.abstractAbstract published with permission. Following the introduction of pre-hospital thrombolysis, the acquisition and interpretation of the 12 lead ECG has become a routine part of UK paramedic practice. Although there is a growing body of evidence that confirms the diagnostic ability of paramedics in this area, little is known regarding the ability of paramedics to scrutinise the 12 lead ECG for other abnormalities. Recent publication of NICE guidance (NICE, 2010) relating to transient loss of consciousness (T-LOC) requires practitioners responsible for assessment of the 12 lead ECG post T-LOC to be competent in identifying a range of abnormalities. This paper describes a novel assessment framework in the form of a mnemonic designed to assist paramedic students in scrutinising the ECG for abnormalities post T-LOC. The need for further research to validate this assessment framework in educational and clinical settings is emphasised.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectEmergency Medical Servicesen_US
dc.subjectArrhythmiaen_US
dc.subjectConsciousnessen_US
dc.subjectChannelopathiesen_US
dc.subjectThrombolysisen_US
dc.subjectElectrocardiogramen_US
dc.titleFramework for assessment of the 12 lead ECG in transient loss of consciousnessen_US
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of Paramedic Practiceen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-01-15
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-01-15
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_US
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refterms.dateFirstOnline2013-08
html.description.abstractAbstract published with permission. Following the introduction of pre-hospital thrombolysis, the acquisition and interpretation of the 12 lead ECG has become a routine part of UK paramedic practice. Although there is a growing body of evidence that confirms the diagnostic ability of paramedics in this area, little is known regarding the ability of paramedics to scrutinise the 12 lead ECG for other abnormalities. Recent publication of NICE guidance (NICE, 2010) relating to transient loss of consciousness (T-LOC) requires practitioners responsible for assessment of the 12 lead ECG post T-LOC to be competent in identifying a range of abnormalities. This paper describes a novel assessment framework in the form of a mnemonic designed to assist paramedic students in scrutinising the ECG for abnormalities post T-LOC. The need for further research to validate this assessment framework in educational and clinical settings is emphasised.en_US


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