With these four components in place, no STEMI should fall through the cracks.
We again debated an implementation time ranging from waiting for the textbooks to be rewritten to opening up the window of the committee room and shouting. “Free at Last! Free at Last! Unboard My People Now!”
What percentage of the time when the computer reads “Meets ST Elevation Criteria” and “Consider Acute Infarct,” is it actually a STEMI?
Despite this well done study, I continue to support field activation of the cath lab through paramedic interpretation alone, but I do believe we need to increase our 12-lead training efforts.