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CME 09/06/16 – Acute AF with Tachycardia Mx

Here is the “Acute AF with Tachycardia in ED Management Guideline” (implemented 2/2016) that was discussed by Roger at CME today: Note: this guideline can also be found on the SCGH ED Clinical Guidelines webpage. References: Quick reference guide: Atrial Fibrillation Information for the…

Atrial Fibrillation with Tachycardia

This guideline is designed to assist in the appropriate management of patients presenting with tachycardia related to acute or acute on chronic atrial fibrillation [PDF] References: Quick reference guide: Atrial Fibrillation Information for the Health Practitioner. DOHWA 8/2014 WATAG ‘Prescribing…

Electrical cardioversion

SCGHED Guideline 3 340
Guideline describing the indications, contraindications and procedure of DC electrical cardioversion of tachyarrhythmias   Electrical Cardioversion An electrical current applied across the chest, which is synchronised with the R wave of the ECG to reduce the risk of precipitating VF…

Defibrillation

SCGHED Guideline 1 340
Defibrillation is a time critical procedure for the treatment of VF or pulseless VT. This guideline outlines a practical approach to defibrillation.   Defibrillation Defibrillation is the passage of electrical current across the myocardium to depolarise a critical myocardial mass.…

CME: WPW & AF Case Report

SCGHED Education ECG 340
Here are the ECG’s that we discussed at the CME Quiz Presenting ECG This shows the rhythm is irregularly irregular with no perceivable P waves = Atrial Fibrillation. The QRS complex appears abnormal, slightly broad with slurring of the initial…