Project Information

Early Electrocardiogram Intervention in Adult Emergency Department Patients Experiencing Acute Coronary Syndrome

Project Description: The objective of this DNP project is to implement a department procedure requiring adult patients presenting with symptoms of ACS to have a 12-lead ECG completed within 10 minutes of arrival to the ED in accordance with the current recommendations by the AHA. Intervention will be education of staff on current guidelines and ACS recognition. The ED already records time of arrival, initial complaint and time of ECG completion. The de-identified data from the electronic charting system will be the only data collected for this project. The plan is to look at the aggregate data of the ECGs performed on patients presenting with ACS 30 days before and 30 days after the intervention is put into place. The purpose of this project is to enact a procedure that will require current practice recommendations in the treatment of patients with ACS symptoms for all staff that are not currently doing so.

QPI: Stephanie, Drummond, (



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MeSH Keywords: Myocardial Infarction, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Electrocardiography, emergency department, door to balloon, STEMI, 12-lead