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Beginning December 2020 uncomplicated ST-Elevated MI patients will be admitted directly to Telemetry following intervention instead of CICU.
June 2020: Review and develop evidence- based exclusion criteria for admission to Telemetry
June 2020: Create a process for communication between the nursing supervisor, cath lab, Telemetry Unit and CICU for patient placement
Fall 2020: Meeting with Telemetry and CICU charge nurse, nursing supervisor and cath lab RN to discuss communication process
Dec 2020: Begin tracking STEMI patients
- Unit admitted to (Telemetry or CICU/ICU)
- Requiring transfer to CICU/ICU from Telemetry
STEMI, ST-elevation myocardial infarction, CICU, Cardiac intensive care unit, Telemetry unit
Jahn, Teresa and Glenz, Tanya, "It's Time to Break Old Habits: Admitting STEMIs to the Telemetry Unit" (2022). Nursing Posters. 125.