5 Responses

  1. Kristen at |

    I enjoyed reading your chest pain protocol poster. Standardized protocols based on the most recent evidence based practice are important to use. It can increase the quality of care the patient receives and makes providers more confident that they are doing what is best for the patient. I’d imagine if these studies were done on a large scale then there would be a high number of lives that were saved compared to hospitals that do not use these methods.

  2. aadeyiga at |

    I enjoy reading your poster on chest pain and you made some valuable points in your research. Chest pain is a major medical diagnosis that brings people to the emergency room and must be handled with care and cautions. These studies are needed to help make a better decision with patients dealing with chest pains. The study used here is also good in helping provide quality of care for the patient and helps reduce the patient’s hospital stay.

  3. alfriskel at |

    I used to work as an Emergency Room nurse and often worked as the triage nurse. I encountered a lot of chest pain and having a protocol is essential. One thing I am curious about is non-cardiac chest pain and chest pain that is related to other causes. Many times chest pain was ultimately diagnosed as GERD in my ER and we frequently had young patients with chest pain. But cannot be overlooked. I remember one case in which I was pressured to send a healthy-seeming young adult patient to our fast track area but followed our protocol and sent her to the main ED and she ended up having endocarditis. Very interesting to hear about the high malpractice rates, this makes sense!

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