A Multidisciplinary Approach to Reducing Door-to-Balloon Time in a Community Hospital

Pelletier, Debra A.
June 2009
Critical Care Nurse;Jun2009, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p54
Academic Journal
The article discusses the percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) program of the North Shore Medical Center-Salem Hospital. The author explains that caring for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients and achieving a "door-to-balloon" (DTB) time that is congruent with guidelines requires expert care and a collaborative approach. The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association preferred reperfusion strategy is presented.


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