So.....What's up with this patient? - page 2

I sent a pt to the ER yesterday from out pt rehab.I was 1 of 2 nurses.No Dr was present as is the norm in non telemetry classes in this type of setting. The patient has,no major cardiac history... Read More

  1. by   hodgieRN
    Happy to help! But fyi, ..The FAST stroke protocol is only used to assess the need to activate EMS or a rapid response. It doesn't diagnosis only assesses the symptoms. So, asa should only be given to cardiac pts with suspected MI. You were absolutely right to do protocol, but if you think about, the fact that you did do the protocol would contradict asa administration, whether or not she passed it. But, again you did a great job with her. You probably saved her life!
  2. by   echoRNC711
    thanks hodgie,you are very kind