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

June 2009
Critical Care Nurse;Jun2009, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p65
Academic Journal
The article looks at the multidisciplinary approach used by the North Shore Medical Center to reduce the door-to-balloon (DTB) time for percutaneous coronary intervention. The analysis of the problem, identification of the problem, and the action plan are discussed. A table of interventions to improve DTB times is presented. Interventions include establishing a collaborative relationship with emergency medical services and clarifying roles of cardiac catheterization staff.


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