Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is the UK's biggest killer. Almost a quarter of a million people will have a heart attack each year. Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) carry a high mortality and morbidity and the evidence base for improved treatment and care is rapidly developing. An estimated 700,000 people will attend A and E departments in England and Wales annually with acute chest pain, most of them following a call for assistance to the ambulance service. This short pocketbook highlights key areas of the assessment and care of the patient with (or suspected of having) an acute coronary syndrome. It is aimed at ambulance technicians and paramedics, emergency nurses, cardiac care unit staff, and others involved in the care of this group of patients whether in the community or hospital setting.
- Limba : Engleza
- Cuprins : Foreword by Professor Malcolm Woollard. 1. Emergency care of the heart attack patient - an overview. 2. Assessing the patient with chest pain or discomfort. 3. Immediate management. 4. Taking a 12 lead ECG. 5. Interpreting the 12 lead ECG in the patient with ACS. 6. Complications. 7. Cardiac rhythm disturbances and ACS. 8. Reperfusion 1: thrombolytic treatment. 9. Care during administration of thrombolytic treatment. 10. Interventional cardiology in the treatment of the patient with ACS. 11. The non-STEMI patient with ACS. 12. Measuring and improving the quality of emergency cardiac care. Index.
- Data Publicarii : 20 Oct 2006
- Format : Paperback
- Numar pagini : 112
- ISBN : 9780443102493