Prehospital care telemetry-How essential?

John Michael Hitt, Arthur B. Sanders

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The telemeterized ECG, once a necessary and important part of prehospital care, may now be an unnecessary, expensive luxury. Paramedic training now produces a professional capable of diagnosing ECG rhythms as accurately as emergency physicians. ECG telemetry may, however, have utility for esprit de corps, training, evaluation, and supervision of new or less trained paramedics. Recommendations for establishing or renewing community telemetry systems are made.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)417-420
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Emergency Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1984


  • electrocardiogram
  • life threatening arrhythmias
  • paramedics
  • prehospital care
  • telemetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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