Checklists for myocardial infarction should be precise

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7386.448/b (Published 22 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:448
  1. G Alastair Cooke, consultant cardiologist (alastaircooke@doctors.org.uk)
  1. King's Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire NG17 4JL

    EDITOR—Savage and Channer highlight a serious problem in their editorial on managing acute myocardial infarction.1 Doctors are under increasing pressure to reduce door to needle times to below 30 (possibly 20) minutes and often now delegate this task to thrombolysis nurses. Such nurses are accountable for the door to needle time and are often blamed if the …

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