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Primary PCI and the role of the 'thrombolysis nurse' : Threat or opportunity

Gamon, R, Jones, ID, Whitmore, J, Charnley, L and Coleman, L 2007, 'Primary PCI and the role of the 'thrombolysis nurse' : Threat or opportunity' , British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 2 (12) , pp. 580-587.

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While particular titles and job roles vary, acute cardiac nurses or ‘thrombolysis nurses’ have been highly influential in ensuring patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction receive thrombolysis therapy with the minimum delay. If primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) replaces thrombolysis as the chief reperfusion treatment in the UK in future—which seems likely—then this will inevitably have implications for those nurses for whom thrombolysis activity is a key responsibility. This paper explores some of these issues and discusses potential opportunities related to this change in reperfusion services.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Cardiac Nursing
Publisher: Mark Allen Group
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1749-6403
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr Ian Jones
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2015 13:25
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2015 13:25

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