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  1. Perrin, Keisha BSN, RN
  2. Ernst, Neysa MSN, RN
  3. Nelson, Terry MSN, RN, NEA-BC
  4. Sawyer, Melinda MSN, RN, CNS-BC
  5. Pfoh, Elizabeth PhD, MPH
  6. Cvach, Maria DNP, RN, FAAN


Telemetry monitoring is a limited resource. This quality improvement project describes a nurse-managed telemetry discontinuation protocol aimed at stopping telemetry monitoring when it is no longer indicated. After implementing the protocol, data were collected for 6 months and compared with a preintervention time frame. There was a mean decrease in telemetry monitor usage and a decreased likelihood of remaining on a telemetry monitor until discharge. A nurse-managed telemetry discontinuation protocol was effective in decreasing overmonitoring and ensuring telemetry availability.