Revista Cubana de Enfermería
versão On-line ISSN 1561-2961
ACOSTA GONZALEZ, Magda et al. Assessment of the nursing actions in the Needle-Door-Time in patients under thrombolytic treatment. Rev Cubana Enfermer [online]. 2011, vol.27, n.1, pp. 79-87. ISSN 1561-2961.
From the first times, the care to patient presenting with an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is the cornerstone of its survival, as well as the speed to administer the thrombolytic treatment. The objective of present paper was to conduct a cross-sectional, evaluative and descriptive study to determine the time used for nursing actions in the Needle Door to patients presenting with myocardial infarction under thrombolytic treatment in the emergences service from June to December, 2009. Universe included 50 thrombolytic patients. The observational technique was used to assess the nursing actions carried out to patients designing an observational guide for practical abilities. The time used to classify the AMI patient, identification of absolute contraindications by questioning and physical examination was of 10 minutes in most (96 %) of patients. A similar percentage was prepared for them administering the thrombolytic treatment in a similar period. Electrocardiogram was registered in all patients in an optimal time of 10 minutes. The fulfilment of time intervals of nursing actions related to Time- Door Needle allowed that most patients received thrombolytic treatment in 30minutes.
Palavras-chave : Nursing actions; time- door needle; thrombolytic treatment; myocardial acute infarction.