JPMC is an Accredited Chest Pain Center

Jackson Purchase Medical Center is an accredited chest pain center.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean to be an accredited chest pain center?

The Chest Pain Center Model is an operational process for the care of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients. It begins when a patient activates EMS, continues through patient discharge, and encompasses the entire facility. The Chest Pain Center (CPC) integrates an inter-departmental team working toward one common goal: to effectively and efficiently improve processes to assess, diagnose, and treat ACS.

What type of education is required for employees working in an accredited chest pain center?

Every nurse, physician, EMS and allied healthcare provider that cares for an Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) patient must receive additional training. The training may include ECG interpretation, ACS (pathophysiology, diagnosis, gender, and age), dysrythmias, etc....