Below is a summary of Dan’s EHR activity during the two hours he is in the ED. As an ED physician, you are responsible for examining the patient, ordering tests and procedures and diagnosing Dan’s condition. Using his EHR, Virtual Physical Exam (VPE) and Internet research, answer the questions and be prepared to discuss the responses with the rest of Dan’s health care team.
Review Dan’s VPE: Dan immediately undergoes a 12-lead electrocardiogram (EKG). Using VPE, explain an EKG.
Review Dan’s VPE: What does Dan’s EKG result indicate?
Internet Research: You order an angiography with cardiac catheterization. What is this test?
Internet Research: Why is it performed on Dan?
Review Dan’s ED EHR: You review Dan’s laboratory blood tests and notice that there are some abnormal results. List the tests with abnormal results.
Internet Research: What do these tests measure and why are Dan’s results significant?