Advanced Practice - Discharge Afib with RVR from your ED!

atrial fibrillation
  • Here is a summary schematic of the results:





  • Here is a brief summary schematic of the protocol:







  • For stable patients presenting within 48 hours of onset of atrial fibrillation with rapid response, the Ottawa Aggressive Protocol seems to be a relatively safe and highly effective strategy for the treatment and discharge of patients from the ED setting


The paper:


Stiell IG, Clement CM, Perry JJ, Vaillancourt C, Symington C, Dickinson G, Birnie D, Green MS. Association of the Ottawa Aggressive Protocol with rapid discharge of emergency department patients with recent-onset atrial fibrillation or flutter. CJEM. 2010 May;12(3):181-91.