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'What amazing things have you witnessed while on placement?'
Did you proof read your contribution ? Are you comfortable with your use of English?
Whilst you seem to have been "amazed" what have you learnt?
I am truly "amazed " how did a "wire" inserted in a patients groin then manage to then go up one leg and down the other? I am also amazed that "wires" also have balloons !
To witness a cardioversion for the first time may be "amazing" but I do not recognise what you call "beating out of rhythm" as a diagnosis which would lead to cardioversion being undertaken.
So what abnormality of cardiac rhythm was the patient suffering? Would you recognise the same rhythm again? Is cardioversion the only treatment for this rhythm? What level of defibrillator energy was used to effect the conversion? Did you find out if the defibrillator was a biphasic model or a different type ?
Was the patient really given a "general anaesthetic"?
Did you discover what contraindications there might be to cardioversion.
Finally please do not think of me as being critical of you. What I am doing is hopefully assisting you to reflect on what you have learnt and how that is going to help you care for your patients !
29 May, 2012
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