Donohue MA. Best-practice protocols: Evidence-based care for acute myocardial infarction. Nursing Management. Aug 2005;36(8):23-27.
Through its performance improvement service lines, Hackensack University Medical Center first reduced, and then eliminated, the occurrence of cardiac-related, inadequate “handoff,” defined as delays in getting the right treatment to the patient at the right time. The medical center is spreading interventions that have fostered safe and reliable care to patients, including care for patients experiencing acute myocardial infarction. This article is part of a series that describes the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's 100,000 Lives Campaign recommended interventions from a nursing management perspective.
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