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History and development of coronary care.

Quinn, T and Thompson, D (1999) History and development of coronary care. Intensive Crit Care Nurs, 15 (3). pp. 131-141.

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Abstract

The first coronary care units (CCUs) were opened in the 1960s in an attempt to reduce mortality from acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Nurses were closely involved in the development and success of these early units. This paper will provide an overview of the history and development of the CCU, including nurses' crucial involvement in pioneering the first CCUs in the 1960s through to the emerging role of nurses in the care of cardiac patients in the late 1990's.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Quinn, Tt.quinn@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Thompson, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : June 1999
Uncontrolled Keywords : Coronary Care Units, Critical Care, Great Britain, History, 20th Century, Humans, Myocardial Infarction, North America, Resuscitation
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 09:13
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 14:40
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/822828

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