Tag cardiology

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.…

SCGH ED Code STEMI & Chest Pain Pathways

SCGHED Guideline 3 340
Thanks to the efforts of Assoc Prof James Rippey (in collaboration with other emergency, cardiology, general medical and clinical biochemical colleagues) here are the current SCGH ED STEMI, ACS pathways and discharge advice sheets. SCGH ED Code STEMI Protocol (updated…

CME: Syncope, Sudden Death and the ECG

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Here is Saqib’s talk on ECG abnormalities associated with syncope and sudden death. Resources: “Killer ECG Patterns – Deadly Diagnoses Not To Miss!!” by Ed Burns Other Syncope Resources: Anne-Maries talk on Syncope Assessment 10/2014 Mo’s previous talk on Syncope Assessment…

CME 17/9/15 – Bradyarrhythmia Management

Here is John’s talk on the management of bradyarrhythmias. Resources: Dan’s talk on Bradyarrhythmia Mx 3/2015 Bradycardia Types and Causes from LITFL A how to video guide for trancutaneous pacing with a LifePak 20 (LifePak 12 has similar setup) – in SCGH…

CME 12/3/15 – SCGH ED Chest Pain Pathway

This a post containing the same information that is now contained as a permanent webpage (with the same heading) found under the ED Orientation tab of the Charlie’s ED website. Thanks to the efforts of Assoc Prof James Rippey (in collaboration with other…

CME 12/3/15 – Management of Bradycardia

Treatment of Bradycardia from SCGH ED CME Here is Dan’s talk on the management of bradycardia.   Resources: Bradycardia Types and Causes from LITFL A how to video guide for trancutaneous pacing with a LifePak 20 (LifePak 12 has similar setup) –…