Nancy Black

Nancy Black

Nancy Black, MSN, RN

Pre-Anesthesia Testing (PAT)
Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital
Newport News, Virginia
United States
Although the patient did not require an EKG, based on some information from the patient, Nancy decided to do one. The EKG showed a STEMI.

Nancy was interviewing a patient for Pre-Anesthesia Testing (PAT).  Although the patient did not require an EKG, based on some information from the patient, Nancy decided to do one. The EKG showed a STEMI.  She immediately took the patient to the emergency department, where 2 minutes later a Code STEMI was called. The patient had a cardiac cath and recovered in ICU from an MI.

Nancy’s questioning, clinical skills and prompt action either saved this patient’s life or prevented more cardiac harm.

Congratulate Nancy Black