Tuesday, September 18, 2012

How to Streamline Cardiac Care for Heart Attack Patients

A solution created at Memorial Regional Hospital was called "Code Heart" streamlining the cardiac care for heart attack patients in the Emergency Department who required PCI. Some takeaways from the article were the following:
  • The purpose of this solution was to: "Eliminate redundancy in treating heart attack patients so patients receive care as quickly and efficiently as possible."
  • "Code Heart" eliminated the redundancy in treating heart attack patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and the patients now receive care as quickly and efficiently as possible.
  • The goal of Code Heart was to ensure that door-to-balloon time in 90 minutes or less.
  • With the most current and available data, Memorial met the 90-minute door-to-balloon goal an average of 85 percent of the time.
To view the full article along with the changes that were implemented in the Emergency Department, please visit the following link: Code Heart

*We are not affiliated nor endorsed by Memorial Regional Hospital. The Urgent Matters article is used with permission on our website*