2. Clinical Impact of the Electrocardiogram (ECG)

  1. William J. Brady MD, EMT-B, FACEP, FAAEM3,4,5,
  2. Korin B. Hudson MD, NREMT-P, FACEP6,7,
  3. Robin Naples MD, FACEP8,
  4. Amita Sudhir MD, FACEP9,
  5. Steven H. Mitchell MD, NREMT-P, FACEP10,
  6. Jeffrey D. Ferguson MD, NREMT-P, FACEP11,12,13 and
  7. Robert C. Reiser MD, FACEP9
  1. Robert C. Schutt MD1,
  2. William J. Brady MD, EMT-B, FACEP, FAAEM2,3,4,5 and
  3. Steven H. Mitchell MD, NREMT-P, FACEP10

Published Online: 28 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118473740.ch2

The ECG in Prehospital Emergency Care

The ECG in Prehospital Emergency Care

How to Cite

Schutt, R. C., Brady, W. J. and Mitchell, S. H. (2012) Clinical Impact of the Electrocardiogram (ECG), in The ECG in Prehospital Emergency Care (eds W. J. Brady, K. B. Hudson, R. Naples, A. Sudhir, S. H. Mitchell, J. D. Ferguson and R. C. Reiser), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118473740.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Resuscitation Committee, Charlottesville, USA

  2. 4

    Emergency Preparedness and Response, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, USA

  3. 5

    Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad and Albemarle County Fire Rescue, Charlottesville, USA

  4. 6

    Department of Emergency Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, USA

  5. 7

    Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, USA

  6. 8

    Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA

  7. 9

    University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, USA

  8. 10

    Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, USA

  9. 11

    Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, USA

  10. 12

    EastCare Critical Care Transport, East Carolina University, Greenville, USA

  11. 13

    Pitt County Emergency Services, East Carolina University, Greenville, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, USA

  2. 2

    Departments of Emergency Medicine and Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, USA

  3. 3

    Resuscitation Committee, Charlottesville, USA

  4. 4

    Emergency Preparedness and Response, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, USA

  5. 5

    Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad and Albemarle County Fire Rescue, Charlottesville, USA

  6. 10

    Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 NOV 2012
  2. Published Print: 4 DEC 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405185776

Online ISBN: 9781118473740

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Keywords:

  • ECG clinical impact;
  • dysrhythmia;
  • cardiac rhythm disturbances;
  • EMS resources/on-scene time;
  • non–ACS;
  • poisoning or overdose;
  • widened QRS complex;
  • ambulatory electrocardiogram;
  • computer interpretation;
  • ICD magnet

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Management of the patient with dysrhythmia

  • Management of the patient with acute coronary syndrome

  • Management of non–ACS presentations

  • Ambulatory electrocardiogram monitoring

  • Computer interpretation of the electrocardiogram