nurses role in a cardiac alert?

  1. what is the nurses role in a cardiac alert
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  3. by   EDRN10
    Define "cardiac alert". This may be a term used only in your facility or local area.
  4. by   Esme12
    Define cardiac alert. Facilities have different "catch phrases" for emergent situations. One facility it may mean a cardiac arrest requiring CPR, medicines to start the heart and shocking the heart to restore it to a livable rhythm and for another it may mean an acute heart attack that may require clot busting drugs and angioplasty or open heart to fix the clogged arteries.

    I will be happy to clarify.