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Commentary on: Chen Y, Kunst E, Nasrawi D, Massey D, Johnston AN, Keller K, Fengzhi Lin F. Nurses’ competency in electrocardiogram interpretation in acute care settings: A systematic review. J Adv Nurs 2022.
Implications for practice and research
Providing high-quality ECG training to nurses with renewal certifications is essential for their expanding scope of practice.
Exploring nurses’ ECG attitude, knowledge and skills can aid in defining ECG competencies, standardising assessment approaches and tools, and developing high-quality ECG training modules.
Health assessment is vital for nursing clinical judgements. Nurses rely on a multitude of sources, methods and skills to identify, assess, interpret, predict, monitor and evaluate patient health status.1 The ECG is a non-invasive robust tool to offer relatively prompt access to heart activity to nurses and other healthcare providers. Yet, a high level of proficiency is warranted to …
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