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Reduction of Door-to-Balloon Time to 90 Minutes or Fewer for STEMI Patients – Rapid City Regional Hospital (RCRH)

by Handcock, Randee; Keegan, J. M.

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, perceived lack of need for improvement/change.

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  1. Dr Abbas Ghaffari  September 1, 2018

    I must appreciate the hard work you are doing in order to check the standard management of <a href=""STEMI. It will play a vital role in explaining the role of medical negligence in the outcome of STEMI. Most of the bad outcome is due to the medical negligence of medical personnels. I appreciate your hard work and this case study.

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