Normal Sinus

How many times has the American Heart Association told us as health care providers to treat the patient and not the monitor. However, I still have students get bitten on the Normal Sinus Rhythm. The student recognizes the Normal Sinus on the cardiac monitor and forgets to check a pulse each and every time.

We must all remember that a rhythm without a pulse is called PEA. That in itself is another ball of wax or should I say, another ACLS Algorithm. This is a very treatable rhythm if the underlying cause is addressed up front. But when you keep thinking that a Normal Sinus Rhythm is fine, we all loose out in the medical community.

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