Quote from JenniferM
Preliminary anecdotal information indicates that those who have eliminated these positions have brought them back because there is no one to track trends and staff get conditioned to shutting the pagers off w/o looking at the rhythm. However, I need some hard and fast facts that support this. Does anyone have any leads/ideas/suggestions?
Thank you for your time. J
I found a couple of articles that you may find useful.
Keep pace with step-down care Wendy J Berke, Margaret M Ecklunc. Nursing Management. Chicago: Feb 2002. Vol. 33, Iss. 2; pg. 26, 4 pgs
Arrhythmia detection and response in a monitoring technician and pocket paging system
Faye H Zwieg, Terry L Karfonta, Lee J Jeske, Cynthia R Kollauf, et al. Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing. Cleveland: Winter 1998. Vol. 13, Iss. 1; p. 16 (8 pages)