This highly energetic lecture presents the pathophysiology of S-T elevation myocardial infarction in an easy to understand style to help you best identify, triage and treat patients presenting with acute coronary syndromes. Using the latest research behind the AHA Guidelines changes, AHA National Faculty Rom Duckworth will help you better coordinate with you partners along the continuum of cardiac care. Emphasis is placed on risk factors, recognizing truly sick patients and coordinating care with hospital personnel.
Learning Objectives: Students will learn:
-The pathophysiology of S-T elevation myocardial infarction.
-The difference between STEMI, NSTEMI and unstable angina.
-Differing treatment methods and priorities for different cardiac syndromes.
-The function and importance of 12 lead ECG and prehospital diagnostic testing.
-The roles and responsibilities of EMS providers as the key element in “door-to-balloon” and “door-to-needle” time for STEMI patients.