Differentiating Sinus Tachycardia from Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)

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Oct 24 2023 • 6 mins

ECG characteristics of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) vs. sinus tachycardia.

Signs & symptoms that indicate a patient is unstable.

Delivery of a synchronized shock for the treatment of unstable SVT using a biphasic vs monophasic defibrillator.

Consideration for team safety while performing synchronized cardioversion.

Actions to take immediately if an unstable patient we’ve cardioverted goes into a pulseless rhythm.

Management of stable patients in SVT.

For more on narrow complex tachycardias, check out the pod resource page at passacls.com.

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