Linda Doherty, Jacqui Crawford
Journal of Paramedic Practice, Vol. 1, Iss. 7, 01 Apr 2009, pp 271 - 278

Electrocardiography is a routine clinical examination performed by a wide range of health care staff. and is a core skill for paramedics. Guidelines exist in relation to the performance of this technique but may not always be adhered to. This article addresses possible reasons why ECG accuracy is declining and focuses on some common gaps in practitioner knowledge to improve understanding and practice.

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