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Can someone explain telemetry monitoring? What is a telemetry floor? My mother was a cardiac patient with a pacemaker and type 2 diabetic with an abnormal EKG and elevated cardiac enzymes. She was found unresponsive and cold and had suffered a m.I.. She a

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Dr. Rodney Del Valle
Anesthesiology

In brief: Monitoring technique

Telemetry is the constant monitoring of the heart by automatic transmission of data by wire or radio to remote sources.
On your mom case from room to monitoring room. Use in high risk patients while in the hospital to monitor for complications.

In brief: Monitoring technique

Telemetry is the constant monitoring of the heart by automatic transmission of data by wire or radio to remote sources.
On your mom case from room to monitoring room. Use in high risk patients while in the hospital to monitor for complications.
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Dr. Steven Guyton
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Her

Her abnormal ekg and elevated enzymes indicate that she probably came into the hospital with an mi.
Anoxic encephalopathy can occur as quickly as 2 - 4 minutes, or potentially even less depending on her condition prior to the arrest. A telemetry floor is where patients are placed so that their heart rhythm can be monitored continuously, either by the nurses on the floor or a specially trained technician. A telemetry box, attached to ekg leads on the patient, transmits the rhythm strip wirelessly to a central monitoring station. Training in interpretation of ekg's is usual for nurses on such a floor. On a telemetry floor response to an arrest will be much quicker than in a situation where the heart rhythm is not monitored. Arrests can still happen, though, since the heart rhythm may continue for a while after a patient stops breathing or even, insome instances after the heart stops pumping blood.

In brief: Her

Her abnormal ekg and elevated enzymes indicate that she probably came into the hospital with an mi.
Anoxic encephalopathy can occur as quickly as 2 - 4 minutes, or potentially even less depending on her condition prior to the arrest. A telemetry floor is where patients are placed so that their heart rhythm can be monitored continuously, either by the nurses on the floor or a specially trained technician. A telemetry box, attached to ekg leads on the patient, transmits the rhythm strip wirelessly to a central monitoring station. Training in interpretation of ekg's is usual for nurses on such a floor. On a telemetry floor response to an arrest will be much quicker than in a situation where the heart rhythm is not monitored. Arrests can still happen, though, since the heart rhythm may continue for a while after a patient stops breathing or even, insome instances after the heart stops pumping blood.
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