Table 1

‚ÄÉRoles of specialist nurses at hospitals with and without chest pain units

RoleWith CPU (%)Without CPU (%)
CPU, chest pain unit; ECG, electrocardiogram.
Administration of thrombolysis15/17 (88)57/79 (72)
Thrombolysis audit14/17 (82)72/79 (91)
Assessment and management of definite cardiac patients14/17 (82)52/79 (66)
Assessment of patients with chest pain16/17 (94)55/79 (70)
Assistance with ECG interpretation16/17 (94)54/79 (68)
Teaching of nursing staff13/17 (76)65/79 (82)
Teaching of junior doctors11/17 (65)56/79 (75)