Chest pain – early recognition and treatment

One of the assessments covered in paramedical training relates to chest pain. This article from New Zealand talks about the time factors involved here in early recognition and treatment. This is a very informative article and something to keep in mind.

“With international guidelines recommending a goal of less than 120 minutes from first medical professional contact with the patient to the time in which they receive the treatment, this result was an excellent start to the trial and one which the Whangarei paramedics hope to continue,” Mr Davis said.

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A team of Northland-based medical experts have achieved a first for New Zealand and created a system that could save valuable minutes for heart attack patients.


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