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Care delays in patients with signs and symptoms of acute myocardial infarction

12 October 2017

Emergency Nurse

Evidence & practice

Aim More than six million patients with signs and symptoms suggestive of a heart attack present to emergency departments (EDs) in the US each year. Of those...

Keeping watch

12 April 2005

Nursing Standard


Early detection of heart attack means that potentially life saving treatment can begin immediately. HealthWatch offers a distant monitoring service via a call centre...

Cardiac monitoring and the use of a systematic approach in interpreting electrocardiogram rhythms

08 November 2017

Nursing Standard


Attaching a patient to a cardiac monitor and obtaining a clear electrocardiogram (ECG) trace may now be considered basic nursing skills. In line with the UK...