I am currently helping to develop a chest pain response team in our hospital.We are a 36 bed ER and regional medical center with interventional cardiology.
Specifically I am looking at the role a Cardiovascular ICU nurse would play as part of the CP response team. This means that anytime there is a STEMI verified by EKG or EMS a page goes out to the "chest pain team". RT, CVICU RN, Lab, Cardiology, and Cath lab are all notified.
Does your hospital utilize such a team in the ER?
Does that team use a CVICU RN?
If it does, what is the role of the CVICU RN?
Thanks for your time!
(I will also post this in ER section)