Jerry Sourbeer

Chest Pain and 12 Lead ECGs

12 Lead ECGs need to be obtained for ALL patients complaining of chest pain for which acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a consideration. In recognition for our efforts, we recently were awarded the Mission Lifeline Bronze Award from the American Heart Association. Regarding 12 Lead ECGs, the Mission: Lifeline...

QI Note: Goals for chest pain patients

According to the American Heart Association, the primary goals of therapy for patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) are to: Reduce the amount of myocardial necrosis that occurs in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), thus preserving left ventricular (LV) function, preventing heart failure, and limiting other cardiovascular complications;...

Which incident number do I use?

It is very important to input accurate CAD information (incident number, address, times, etc.) into your patient care reports. Accurate CAD information is critical for general reporting and data collection. In particular, having the correct incident number in your ePCR is extremely important when it comes to being able...

Chest Pain and 12 Lead ECGs

12 Lead ECGs need to be obtained for ALL patients complaining of chest pain for which acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a consideration. In recognition for our efforts, we recently were awarded the Mission Lifeline Bronze Award from the American Heart Association. Regarding 12 Lead ECGs, the Mission: Lifeline...

QI Note: Goals for chest pain patients

According to the American Heart Association, the primary goals of therapy for patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) are to: Reduce the amount of myocardial necrosis that occurs in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), thus preserving left ventricular (LV) function, preventing heart failure, and limiting other cardiovascular complications;...

Which incident number do I use?

It is very important to input accurate CAD information (incident number, address, times, etc.) into your patient care reports. Accurate CAD information is critical for general reporting and data collection. In particular, having the correct incident number in your ePCR is extremely important when it comes to being able...