Surely the most senior skills immediately available is the Consultant Cardiologist who can access the hospital intranet from
his home PC?
If I were the Medical Registrars I would protest most vigorously about the introduction of any such scheme.
Rowley Cottingham wrote:
> I do not think that an A&E SHO is a suitable person to identify as your gold standard at interpreting an ECG. I have seen
> a lot of errors by SHOs. I am working on a scheme that sends the ECG to our hospital intranet and pages the medical
> registrar, who can then instruct the crew on what they should do. The beauty of this system is that it uses the most
> senior skills immediately available 24 hours a day as the registrar can just go to the nearest computer (one on every ward)
> to look at the ECG. Eventually I guess we will have to put a computer in the on-call room too.
> Best wishes,
> Rowley Cottingham
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