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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Inappropriate usage of cardiac telemetry in the hospital setting is a problem that plagues healthcare facilities almost ubiquitously. By writing orders for a telemetry monitor when it is not needed, providers are potentially increasing the costs of that patients stay in multiple areas. The goals of this project are to decrease telemetry monitoring misutilization, thus decreasing costs in several different areas. The plan is to create interventions, based on literature reviews of previous studies, and enact new guidelines that will lead to success of project goals. This plan could have significant impacts in the areas of patient length of stay, hold time in the Emergency Department, and telemetry usage in general, which in turn could create cost savings in all three areas. Even success in one area would bring the project proposal goals to fruition.
Yeargin, Stanley, "Cardiac Telemetry Monitoring: Understanding Misutilization and How to Ameliorate" (2021). Master of Science in Nursing Theses and Projects. 35.
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