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Chest Pain Center Accreditation

What to Expect During Your Stay at Mountain States Cardiovascular Center


 

Day 1

Day 2

Activity

  • Rest but up as tolerated
  • Bathroom privileges
Rest but up as tolerated

Treatments

  • Continuous cardiac monitor vital signs every 4 hours
  • Oxygen if ordered by MD
  • Medication if ordered by MD
  • Insert IV and maintain access
  • Continuous cardiac monitor vital signs every 4 hours
  • Medication if ordered by MD
  • Maintain IV access

Tests

  • EKGs every three hours for a total of three
  • Labs every three hours for a total of three
  • Stress test if ordered by MD, all or partial test done
  • Complete stress testing
  • Possible further cardiac testing
  • Possible consult by a cardiologist

Diet

Nothing by mouth except some sips of water for medications until after cardiac testing is complete
  • Heart-Healthy Diet
  • If diabetic, 1,800 calorie ADA Diet
    Grab-N-Go meals available

Teaching

  • Discharge planning begins
  • Chest Pain Center education folder given
  • JCMC welcome folder given
  • Heart-Healthy Lifestyle
  • Smoking cessation
  • Admitting MD to discharge if cardiac workup negative
  • Given copies of EKGs and labs to take to primary care MD
  • Follow-up appointment made
  • Discharge education
  • Discharge medications reviewed