Gerard Church, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Richard N. Peeler, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Robert O. Biern, M.D.; Peter F. Verkouw, M.D.
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This study demonstrated the practicality and eftiveness of a coronary unit in a small community hospital of 200 beds without house staff and a working system of physician coverage for the unit.
A four-bed unit is illustrated showing location and type of equipment. Nursing coverage is one registered nurse and one practical nurse on each shift. RNs are authorized to defibrillate and use intravenous lidocaine, atropine, and sodium bicarbonate. Physician coverage is provided by an eight-man team in full-time private practice rotating in turn for a 3-day period. The duty physicians carries a radio for contact from the unit. He
Church G, Peeler RN, Biern RO, Verkouw PF. Coronary Care in a Small Hospital Without House Staff.. Ann Intern Med. ;70:1075. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-5-1075_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(5):1075.
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