In the United States, between 1.2 and 1.5 million people suffer a myocardial infarction (MI) every year. And among MIs, anterior-wall MIs are the most serious and have the worst prognosis. Preventing death from MI is a matter of time. The patient needs to seek treatment quickly, and you need to act fast to recognize the signs and symptoms and intervene appropriately.
Attacking Anterior-Wall Myocardial Infarction in Time, the January 2008 American Nurse Today continuing eduation article, authored by Rose M. Coughlin, MSN, RN, APRN-BC, will provide registered nurses with evidence-based information on the latest strategies for identifying and managing the patient with anterior-wall MI and offers 1.5 contact hours.