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Nursing2015

March 2008, Volume 38 Number 4 - Supplement: ED Insider , p 9 - 12

Authors

  • Angela DiSabatino, RN, MS
  • Jacqueline Laucirica, RN, BSN

Abstract

Arthur Lee, 60, arrives at the emergency department (ED) by ambulance after an episode of “faintness” at his job. He experienced a brief loss of consciousness associated with nausea and diaphoresis. Fortunately, he sustained no injuries related to the syncopal episode. A coworker who witnessed the episode called the ambulance because he was concerned that Mr. Lee's signs and symptoms indicated a myocardial infarction (MI), although Mr. Lee didn't have chest pain.

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