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Chest Pain Pathway - Manage Acute Coronary Syndrome

Arrange urgent transfer to hospital:-

  • Administer Aspirin if patient not taking already.
  • Do not delay transfer to hospital to record and send the ECG.
  • Establish IV line.
  • Glyceryl trinitrate spray or sublingual for initial pain relief.
  • IV morphine with metoclopramide may be required for pain control.
  • Avoid IM injections if possible (in case thrombolysis is required).
  • Continuous ECG monitoring if available while being transported.

Last updated : Friday, August 21, 2015
Next review date : Saturday, August 20,2016

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