Accession Number : ADA321027

Title :   Emergency Department Pain Management During Thrombolytic Therapy For Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Descriptive Study.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Nutt, Marian B.

PDF Url : ADA321027

Report Date : 09 JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : Thrombolytic therapy constitutes the standard of practice for patients who present to the hospital with AMI. But how is pain management integrated into this scenario in the emergency department (ED)? To date, no one has explored the timeliness, frequency or effectiveness of pain management in the ED while persons experiencing AMI are started on thrombolytic agents. The purpose of this study was to analyze to what extent pain management is integrated into thrombolytic therapy initiated in the ED. A retrospective chart review was conducted utilizing a thrombolytic administration data retrieval form designed for ED records.

Descriptors :   *EMERGENCIES, *MANAGEMENT, *PAIN, *MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION, CRISIS MANAGEMENT, THESES, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, TIMELINESS, THROMBOSIS.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE