*Nursing Management (Chest PAIN)
Airway: O2 is key because no oxygen=pain (even if they're at 100%), No order needed. & Vital signs
=> Start IV or ensure patency to give medications for ACLS protocol
=> EKG: If on telemetry, assess rhythm. Need order for 12-lead EKG, unless part of facility protocol.
=>Assess pain, location, duration, intensity, radiation, precipitating factors, relief factors
Nitrates most commonly given to enhance coronary artery blood flow
Other meds depending on EKG findings
Rapid Response Team.