Pacing in ED is not technically difficult. Below is a presentation from today’s teaching.
The decision to commence pacing is challenging and can be a cause for hesitation.
Failure of chronotropic therapy and an inadequately perfusing rhythm e.g.bradycardia, complete heart block should prompt initiation of treatment.
Transvenous pacing is the gold-standard but requires a skill set not always available.
Follow the link to a power point presentation from today’s teaching with an overview of pacemakers and pacing in the ED. At the end are links which I have included below for convenience – or if you want more detail. Send in your comments as usual.