MODULE 4: CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT
FOR PROLONGED QTC

QTc Risk: A Primer for Healthcare Providers

QTc Risk Clinical Decision Support: A Primer For Healthcare Providers

MODULE 4: Clinical decision support for prolonged QTc

The fourth and final education module in a series of four — Clinical Decision Support For Prolonged QTc — will focus on clinical decision support for prolonged QTc. 

At the conclusion of this module, you will be invited to take a short knowledge test to give you immediate feedback regarding your understanding of the provided material.

 

 

COVERED IN MODULE FOUR

RISK OF TORSADES WARNING CDS:

This module begins with a discussion focusing on the clinical decision support logic behind the current Torsades warning displayed in the Banner Healthcare System. 

TISDALE QTc RISK SCORE/PREDICTIVE PERFORMANCE OF THE QTc RISK SCORE

The main portion of this module will explore the Tisdale QTc Risk Score algorithm, developed by Dr. Jim Tisdale and his colleagues at Purdue University, and the performance of the QTc Risk Score (sensitivity and specificity).

HOW DO I MANAGE A PATIENT WITH PROLONGED QTc?

In conclusion, this final module discusses how to manage a patient with prolonged QTc, including a sample clinical case and how to implement clinical decision support based on the information provided by the CredibleMeds website and app and the patient’s risk category.

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Module 4: Clinical decision support for prolonged QTc

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1. The Tisdale Risk Score for prolonged QTc prolongation places a patient in the “high-risk” category if the score is:

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2. What action is required to trigger a Torsades warning?

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3. Clinicians should expect to receive a high number of Torsades warnings because prolonged QTc is under recognized.

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4. Which of the following are actions to consider when a Torsades alert has been received for a patient?

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This project was supported by grant R18HS026662 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.