top of page

The Deadly Deterioration:
Surveilling sepsis and COVID-19



Barbara A. McLean, MN, RN, CCRN, CCNS-BC, NP-BC, FCCM



Despite updated telemetry standards published in 2017 by the American Heart Association, there are still many aspects of telemetry that have not been addressed nor studied to truly determine what improves outcomes. In 2020, the Veterans Health Administration, representing the largest health care organization in the world, released a comprehensive guidebook for telemetry. This webinar will review the key content in this guidebook focusing on implementation of evidenced-based best practices.



Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify best practices for inpatient telemetry monitoring including indications, standards for alarms and alarm management, and monitoring for arrhythmias.

  2. Describe key components of staff education and competencies  

  3. Review essential elements to reduce risks associated with telemetry monitoring 

bottom of page