Cardiac Chest Pain

  1. Any one with suggestions on where I can find, in print, the Standards of Care for Acute Cardiac Chest Pain presenting in the ED? I know what they are but I need it in print. Any suggestions for sites? Thanks, I am trying to rewrite an outdated policy and do sime education at the same time.
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   veetach
    American Heart Association?? I dont have a link for you but you might try it...
  4. by   Nocnursern
    I'll try again, I must not be connecting to the right link when I search the site. Tnx
  5. by   Uptoherern
    do you mean like, standing order /protocol?

    We do:

    monitor, 02, heplock (draw bloods at same time), portable cxr, 12 lead ekg, cbc, cmp, ck, ck-mb, troponin, D-dimer, pt, ptt. Then standing orders for asa, and nitro sl. I think we may have ms in there somewhere. By that time, the docs are usually at bedside.
  6. by   Nocnursern
    No, not standing protocols, National Standards of Care. I know AHA probably I just can't hit on the right link when I search their site. So if anyone out there knows the link or has a copy and would share I would really appreciate it. Thanks
  7. by   Nocnursern
    Thanks to everyone who took the time to read my post and to all who answered I found what I needed at american heart association. Thanks everyone.


    Faith
  8. by   RNCENCCRNNREMTP
    Quote from Nocnursern
    Any one with suggestions on where I can find, in print, the Standards of Care for Acute Cardiac Chest Pain presenting in the ED? I know what they are but I need it in print. Any suggestions for sites? Thanks, I am trying to rewrite an outdated policy and do sime education at the same time.
    Go to www.acc.org (American College of cardiology). Look for the guidelines tab and there you will find more than you may want.

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