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Cardiac Discharge Contract
This hospital discharge form is designed to be used at discharge for acute myocardial infarction patients to ensure that all appropriate medications are prescribed and that the patient understands and is engaged in developing a plan for post-discharge activity.
National Heart Care Annotated Bibliography
This bibliography is intended to summarize the most pertinent clinical literature on heart failure (HF) and acute myocardial infarction (AMI) care.
Annotated Bibliography for Improving Care for Acute Myocardial Infarction
This annotated bibliography presents selected literature for improving care for acute myocardial infarction patients.
How-to Guide: Improved Care for Acute Myocardial Infarction
This How-to Guide describes key evidence-based care components that should be provided to all acute myocardial infarction patients.
Lessons from the Baldrige Winners in Health Care
This story offers a quick look at the three health care organizations that received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the top quality award in the US.
Reducing Door-to-Balloon Time for Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) in a Tertiary Emergency Department (ED)
The multidisciplinary clinical practice changes that decreased our door-to-balloon mean time by 150 percent for patients with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in the ED.
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital Where the Average “Door-to-Balloon” Time is 68 Minutes
At Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital outside of Chicago, Illinois, part of the Advocate Health System, the average door-to-balloon time from when the patient enters the Emergency Department (ED) to the moment that the artery is cleared by balloon dilation in the catheterization lab is 68 minutes, well under the recommended standard of 90 minutes.
Charleston Area Medical Center Increases Perfect Care for AMI Patients from 96 Percent to 98.98 Percent
At Charleston Area Medical Center (Charleston, West Virginia, USA), one of the secrets to effective AMI care is to tightly link the entities that care for heart attack patients from the ambulance to the Emergency Department to the cath lab to the floor.
AnMed Health Medical Center: Where Coordinated Care Yields Better Outcomes for Heart Attack Patients
Each year, more than a million Americans have a heart attack also known as an acute myocardial infarction, or AMI. A third of them don't survive. Optimal AMI care includes a specific series of steps and components, and timing is key.
Reducing Door-to-Balloon Time for AMI Patients
By focusing on key operational and clinical strategies in the emergency department, Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto (Southaven, Mississippi, USA) reduced door-to-balloon time to less than 90 minutes.
Immanuel St. Joseph – Mayo Health System Decreases Deaths from Heart Attacks from 15.4 to 6.4 Percent
The culture at Immanuel St. Joseph Hospital (Mankato, Minnesota, USA) supports continuous improvement and promotes the use of evidence-based practice — and it begins with leadership. This culture is the foundation supporting improvement in AMI care.
East Alabama Medical Center Reduces Mortality from Heart Attacks from 7.9 to 4.5 Percent
At East Alabama Medical Center (Opelika, Alabama, USA) all aspects of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) care receive careful attention. They are working to decrease treatment time and ensure patients receive timely medications, as well as to include incentives for front-line staff to provide perfect AMI care.
Columbus Regional Hospital: Where a Focus On Safety Promotes Interdisciplinary Teamwork
They say it takes a village to raise a child, and the same concept is true in health care: it takes a team to deliver excellent care. At Columbus Regional Hospital, teamwork brings together unlikely partners who reach across departments and disciplines to build safety into every aspect of care.
Patient First: Efficient Patient Flow Management Impact on the ED
Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, Florida, USA) improves care and service in the adult emergency department by focusing on key operational, clinical, and service improvement strategies.
Improvement Report: Reduce Door-to-Balloon Time for Primary Angioplasty in Emergency Department Patients
Singapore Health Services reduced the median door-to-balloon time from 146 (pre-intervention) to 104 minutes.
ED Performance Measures and Benchmarking Summit Consensus Statement
This consensus statement group was tasked with standardizing definitions pertinent to emergency department performance measures, creating a set of general and operational measures, developing a comparison system for benchmarking, and creating a plan for the dissemination of this information.
Suppressing the scourge of AMI
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) affects 1.1 million people each year, and about 350,000 of them die in the acute phase.
Best-practice protocols: Evidence-based care for acute myocardial infarction
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 effect of bisoprolol on perioperative mortality and myocardial infarction in high-risk patients undergoing vascular surgery. Dutch Echocardiographic Cardiac Risk Evaluation Applying Stress Echocardiography Study Group.
The authors of this study show how perioperative beta-blockade reduces the perioperative incidence of death from cardiac causes and nonfatal myocardial infarction in high-risk patients who are undergoing major vascular surgery.
A comparison of results of meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials and recommendations of clinical experts: Treatments for myocardial infarction
The authors examine the temporal relationship between accumulating data from randomized control trials of treatments for AMI and the recommendations of clinical experts writing review articles and textbook chapters.
Collaborative meta-analysis of randomised trials of antiplatelet therapy for prevention of death, myocardial infarction, and stroke in high risk patients: Antithrombotic Trialists' Collaboration
The authors used collaborative meta-analyses (systematic overviews) to determine the effects of antiplatelet therapy among patients at high risk of occlusive vascular events.
Adjunctive drug therapy of acute myocardial infarction – evidence from clinical trials
The authors review current evidence from randomized trials and meta-analyses regarding the effectiveness of several categories of drugs in the treatment of patients with AMI.