Assessment and treatment of patients with acute tachyarrhythmia
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Assessment and treatment of patients with acute tachyarrhythmia

Jennie Swift Simulation lead and clinical educator, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, South Yorkshire

A tachyarrhythmia is defined as a heart rate greater than 100 beats per minute in conjunction with abnormal cardiac conduction. This article aims to inform nurses and other healthcare professionals about the predominant acute tachyarrhythmias. It focuses on the assessment and management of patients with this condition using case study examples.

Nursing Standard. 28, 5,50-59. doi: 10.7748/ns2013.10.28.5.50.e7210

Correspondence

jennie.swift@rothgen.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Received: 14 September 2012

Accepted: 11 December 2012