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Saturday, November 22, 2008

STAT Holter Monitor anyone?

Anybody who thinks a holter monitor is an ER procedure please stand up now.

When I think of ERs, I think of emergency. When I think of ER, I think if they don't get help they will be severely compromised or die. So, what life threatening ailment is a holter monitor going to benefit.

And, when a holter is done on a Friday, it will not be read until Monday anyway.

So, I say, anyone who thinks a Holter Monitor is an ER procedure, please rise.


1 comment:

Trauma Junkie said...

Definitely not an emergency.

Was the pt admitted until for observation until the results could be read and given PRN albuterol for chest pain?