Reducing Overuse of Telemetry

Rachel Rotramel, MSN, CCRN, RN


Am Nurs Journal. 2021;16(7) 

In This Article

Considerations for Success

Organizations will reap many benefits when they reduce telemetry use. Revising the process for ordering telemetry and assessing clinical necessity, creating buy-in from key stakeholders, forming a task force to decrease telemetry use, and framing the AHA standards as evidence-based guidelines rather than protocol can ease tensions and resistance from providers. The focus should always be on providing high-quality healthcare while integrating appropriate resource allocation and informed decision-making.