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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 


Faculty Bio 

Currently, Ms. McLean is the advancing evidence-based practice clinical specialist for the division of critical care at the Grady Health System; Atlanta GA. She is a member of many professional organizations including the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the American Association of Surgery and Trauma. Ms. McLean has been awarded the excellence in education award by the AACN as well as the circle of excellence for clinical practice in 2014 and the SCCM has presented her with the prestigious Norma J. Shoemaker Award for 

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