Paramedic identification of ECG J Point and ST Segments: A pilot study
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Williams B, Boyle M, Lord B. Paramedic identification of ECG J Point and ST Segments: A pilot study. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine [Internet]. 2015Jul.16 [cited 2021Dec.8];5(2). Available from: https://ajp.paramedics.org/index.php/ajp/article/view/411

Abstract

Introduction

To identify if undergraduate paramedic students are accurate at identifying J Point and ST segments on electrocardiograms.

Methods

A prospective single-blinded observational pilot study asking students to identify ST segment and J point location on four different ECG complexes

Results

Of 32 students that participated in the study the findings demonstrated variations in students’ accuracy with both J Point and ST segment identification. Undergraduate paramedic students in most cases were able to recognise ST segment elevation; however, definition of the amount of ST segment elevation varied greatly. A quarter of students did not complete all 4 J Point estimations. Overall the student’s estimations varied considerably.

Conclusion

Results from this pilot study have identified significant variation in students’ interpretation of J Point and ST Segment in ECG analysis.

https://doi.org/10.33151/ajp.5.2.411
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