This month BoringEM is featuring an article from the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine that pushes the boundaries of prehospital care. We’ve been safely and effectively managing uncomplicated SVT in the emergency department for years – this study out of Calgary, Alberta asks whether these patients can be treated and released without even stopping in the ED.
The study and its implications have been summarized below in an infographic created by BoringEM’s infographic experts Eve Purdy (@purdy_eve) and Alvin Chin (@AylC1989) and reviewed by our editorial team. If you want to stay on the cutting edge of prehospital care, you’ll definitely need to check out the full article in the recent edition of CJEM:
Minhas R, Vogelaar G, Wang D, et al. A prehospital treat-and-release protocol for supraventricular tachycardia. CJEM. 2015; 17(4): 395-402. PMID: 26134056