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Nurse initiated thrombolysis in the accident and emergency department: safe, accurate, and faster than fast track
  1. S M Heath,
  2. R J I Bain,
  3. A Andrews,
  4. S Chida,
  5. S I Kitchen,
  6. M I Walters

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Objective: To reduce the time between arrival at hospital of a patient with acute myocardial infarction and administration of thrombolytic therapy (door to needle time) by the introduction of nurse initiated thrombolysis in the accident and emergency department.

Methods: Two acute chest pain nurse specialists (ACPNS) based in A&E for 62.5 hours …

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