Thousands of ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) patients fail to receive critical therapy in a timely fashion each year, and nearly 30 percent do not receive any reperfusion treatment at all. As a result, the American Heart Association created the STEMI Provider Manual to help address the ongoing need for training in the early recognition of STEMI.
This Manual prepares and enables out-of-hospital and in-hospital personnel to increase the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of STEMI patients.
The STEMI Provider Manual is intended for personnel in out-of-hospital and in-hospital, including paramedics, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and physicians. Also for other STEMI systems of care providers.
- STEMI clinical information, including steps needed to attain treatment goals
- Direction on 12-lead ECG as a key tool in triage and treating Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS)
- Distinguishing ECG findings for identifying patients into three ACS categories
- Steps for fibrinolytic therapy and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
- Identifying pharmacologic agents for pain relief and reperfusion therapy
- Includes ECG ruler as companion tool
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- Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) pathophysiology
- STEMI identification and treatment
- Appendix – 12-lead ECGs with annotations for self-study