We have the LifePak, the Zoll, the Phillips monitors. All capable of performing 12 lead ECG’s. Identifying and transmitting the potential STEMI tracing to the ED and PCI center can reduce the D2BT or “Door to balloon time”. Yet as providers we don’t always use this valuable tool soon enough. By using it sooner rather than later we can effectively reduce the D2BT and have better outcomes for our patients.
Check out this weeks video for some tips on reducing D2BT and be sure to post your tips and thoughts below as well.
Links mentioned in the video
The free 12 lead pocket card
Rapid Interpretation of 12 Lead ECGs