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Initial Management of Patients with STEMI

Contact Hours Awarded: 1.5

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Course Overview

Initial Management of Patients with STEMI
Morgan Curry

Author: Morgan Curry

Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in adults in the United States. Recent advances in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction have significantly reduced rates of morbidity and mortality. However, these treatments are time-sensitive and necessitate rapid initiation for desirable outcomes. It is an essential part of the initiation process for patients to recognize signs and symptoms of STEMI and seek help immediately. The healthcare providers’ role is to accurately diagnose an MI, regardless of their presentation, and to initiate appropriate treatment. Initial Management of Patients with STEMI will cover timing, protocol, checklists, and more to help improve patient outcomes and reduce morbidity and mortality. 

Course Outline

  1. Introduction 
  2. Delay in Treatment  
  3. Reperfusion Checklist for Evaluation of the Patient with STEMI 
  4. Example of Interventional Protocol from the American College of Cardiology  
  5. Acute Management of Patient with STEMI Symptoms  
  6. Conclusion 

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course we will discuss about the initial management of patients with STEMI. It will take the average learner 90 minutes to complete.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, the learner will rate 4 out of 5 on the Likert Scale for their ability to:

  1. Understand the importance of rapid diagnosis and treatment of patients experiencing STEMI. 
  2. Understand the various steps and process related to checklists and protocols in managing a patient experiencing an acute STEMI. 
  3. Understand the basics of the Door to Balloon Protocol from the American College of Cardiology. 
  4. Understand the management and treatment of patient in the ED for treatment of MI and how it leads to reperfusion therapy.  

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts, or any contributors have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

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Course created on: April 09, 2021

Course Renewed on: April 05, 2024

Course Expires on: April 05, 2027

Course Offering: 47