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12-lead ECG in the Field

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Rapid diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is vital, especially if a patient is experiencing an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) - the most serious and time-dependent type of heart attack. The key step for making this crucial diagnosis is using a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG).

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With approximately half of Australian patients experiencing chest pain being transported to the hospital via ambulance, paramedics are now performing ECGs during transit in order to streamline this process. Rapid diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is vital, especially if a patient is experiencing an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) - the most serious and time-dependent type of heart attack. The key step for making this crucial diagnosis is using a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) to identify changes indicative of STEMI.

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17 Nov 2020
Existing knowledge on 12 lead ECG was in reinforced and has increased my confidence
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Thomas Johnson
21 Nov 2020
Great introduction to the world of 12 leads
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Michelle Emms
18 Feb 2021
The resource was is interesting and informative to read.
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Desiree Green
28 Nov 2020
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Gregory Turner
29 Nov 2020
A useful online resource. I would happily recommend this to my nursing colleagues.
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Elizabeth Tomas
18 Nov 2020
It was so informative, knowledge refreshing
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Valmai Taylor
21 Nov 2020
Good resource for 1st responders including primary care nursing
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Jessica Glasheen
25 Nov 2020
Well written, simple and easy to understand for all levels of education, links available for those keen to delve into deeper more complex learning. Very good overall article although title is a bit off putting.
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Debbie Robertson
21 Nov 2020
This resource was easy to comprehend and gave explicit detail into the reasoning and explanation of the importance of early ECGs.
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Alyce Hanna
25 May 2021
Very informative
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