Title: The role of nurses in a chest pain unit
Authors: Siebens, Kaat ×
Moons, Philip
De Geest, Sabina
Miljoen, Hielko
Drew, Barbara J
Vrints, Christiaan #
Issue Date: Dec-2007
Publisher: Elsevier
Series Title: European journal of cardiovascular nursing vol:6 issue:4 pages:265-272
Abstract: The chest pain unit (CPU) provides a service for patients at moderate-to-low risk for acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Although the number of CPUs has continued to grow worldwide, little has been written on the specific role and contribution of nursing in CPUs. The stay of patients in the CPU can be divided into six stages: triage, diagnosis, treatment, observation/monitoring, discharge, and follow-up. CPU nurses are in a unique position to promote evidence-based practice during all of these stages. Deeper insight into the unique role of nurses in CPUs will promote understanding of what type of knowledge, skills, and attitudes are required to provide the services that will contribute to improved quality of care for chest pain patients.
ISSN: 1474-5151
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Academic Centre for Nursing and Midwifery
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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