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Title Reduction of Door-to-Balloon Time to 90 Minutes or Fewer for STEMI Patients
Author(s) Randee Handcock and J. M. Keegan
Source Healthcare Division
Topic Performance Measurement

Data Analysis

Performance Improvement

Abstract Rapid City Regional Hospital was not meeting the national standard (reduced from 120 to 90 minutes in 2006) for timely intervention and reperfusion for patients with ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI). A project to meet the national standard identified and addressed the following root causes: inconsistent applications for protocols for STEMI, lack of order sets and group-page alerts for STEMI, capability for EKG field transmission, and perceived lack of need for improvement/change.
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