Myocardial Infarction Of An Acute Infarction

1647 WordsFeb 26, 20167 Pages
In the United Kingdom (UK) 69,163 individuals died of an Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) in 2014 (BHF 2015). 915,000 people are estimated to be living with a myocardial infarction (MI) (BHF 2015). Studies from the Heart Research Institute UK (HRIUK) have also found that someone dies in the (UK) every six minutes of an ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and that one in three passes away before reaching hospital About heart disease (Heart Research Institute UK, 2010) Smoking, drinking alcohol to excess coupled with a diet of junk food and lack of exercise all contribute to susceptibility of having an STEMI (WHO,2014). Research from the Myocardial Infarction National Audit Project (MINAP) shows that there is over an 8% 30-day mortality rate for patients admitted with a preliminary diagnosis of (STEMI) in the United Kingdom (UK) (Gavalovar and Weston, 2014) In this critical reflection, I am going to discuss a case based on a 70-year-old male who had suffered an acute STEMI. I will be critiquing our patient journey from the first aspirin after our initial patient assessment through to thrombolysis if required onto PPCI, with the ‘gold standard’ treatment for an STEMI being a PPCI (Andrew Whittaker, 2013). I will also be discussing any new treatments available for paramedic practice in the future. The Health Care and Profession Council (HCPC, 2014) states that a patient must first give consent for treatment, effective communication is key in gaining this
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