Attacking Anterior-Wall Myocardial Infarction in Time Using the New ACC/AHA guidelines

Rose M. Coughlin, MSN, RN, APRN-BC

 

Overview:

In the United States, between 1.2 and 1.5 million people suffer a myocardial infarction (MI) every year. And among MIs, anterior-wall MIs are the most serious and have the worst prognosis. Preventing death from MI is a matter of time. The patient needs to seek treatment quickly, and you need to act fast to recognize the signs and symptoms and intervene appropriately.

Purpose/Goal: To provide registered nurses with evidence-based information on the latest strategies for identifying and managing the patient with anterior-wall MI.


Objectives:

1. Describe the signs and symptoms of anterior-wall myocardial (MI).
2. Recall the diagnostic techniques used to detect anterior-wall MI.
3. Describe the medical management of anterior-wall MI.
4. Discuss the nursing management of anterior-wall MI.


Author:

Rose M. Coughlin, MSN, RN, APRN-BC, is a Clinical Nurse Specialist on the Cardiothoracic Stepdown Units at the Cleveland (Ohio) Clinic.

The planners and author of this CNE activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with commercial companies pertaining to this activity.


Contact Hours: 1.5

Expiration Date: 12/31/2012

 

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