I'm a new grad working on a step-down unit, and we recently had a patient who had an active MI while he was with us. During the RRT, the charge nurse had me call the pharmacy for a stat GI cocktail, with Mylanta and viscous lidocaine. I'd never heard of such a thing, and after I got it, I had to go help another patient, so I didn't get to see its effects. I looked it up and saw that it's intended to get rid of GI pain, but what is the purpose? To eliminate GI pain so that you know more clearly that they are actually having a cardiac issue? He was on tele and had a stat EKG, so wouldn't that verify an MI even with GI pain?