5-part strategy helps reduce MI deaths, study says

Hospitals that used a five-prong strategy reduced the risk of patient death 30 days after myocardial infarction by more than 1%, compared with facilities that did not use any of the methods, Yale University researchers reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The five elements included not cross-training ICU nurses for the cardiac catheterization lab, monthly meetings for clinicians and transport staff, having a cardiologist always available, encouraging providers to solve problems creatively, and having both physician and nurse champions.

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