Should You be Doing ECGs with Your Sports Physicals?
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Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses
- Identify the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in U.S. athletes younger than 30 years.
- Discuss the current standard of care for a pre-participation physical evaluation as it relates to cardiac screening.
- Identify red flags in a patient’s history and physical exam that places the athlete at risk for sudden cardiac death and requires further cardiac evaluation.
- Discuss the pros and cons of making ECGs a routine part of pre-participation cardiac screening.
Mary Jean Ohns, DNP, RN, CPNP, CCRN: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Department, Toledo Children's Hospital, Toledo, Ohio
Dr. Ohns has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
- 1.25 Contact hours