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June 2008, Volume 38 Number 6 , p 17 - 18


  • Alane J. Drexler RN, MS
  • Danielle Johnson RN, BSBM


Drexler, Alane J. RN, MS; Johnson, Danielle RN, BSBM

Issue: Volume 38(6), June 2008, p 17–18 Publication Type: [Department: upFront: DOING IT BETTER] Publisher: © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Institution(s): Alane J. Drexler is a clinical research coordinator at Florida Hospital Institute of Translational Research and Danielle Johnson is assistant vice president at Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute in Orlando.

IN 2001, PATIENTS ADMITTED to the ED of Florida Hospital, in Orlando, with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) faced 10% to 15% mortality. This rate included patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI).

Administrative and clinical leaders in the hospital's Cardiovascular Institute decided to focus on reducing mortality, starting ...

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