Three university hospitals, Haukeland University Hospital, Stavanger University Hospital and Oslo University Hospital/Rikshospitalet are attending the TELMON-NOR study. The overall aim of the study was to evaluate adherence to guidelines and outcome (arrhythmias and change in management) of in-hospital telemetry monitoring. Following patients were investigated; i) patients monitored according to guidelines, ii) patients not covered by the guidelines, but still being monitored and iii) non-monitored patients, but covered by the guidelines. Maximizing nurses and physicians attention to which patients who are eligible for telemetry monitoring may have impact of inappropriate surveillance, i.e. over- and under-monitoring and improve patient outcomes. The data collection was carried out during autumn 2015. In total, 960 patients were included in the study.
Funding: Quality improvement funding, The Health Trust of Western Norway, 2015 and 2016
The study was awarded a four year PhD fellowship position at The Western University of Applied Science in 2017.