You may recall reading an original research article on a new protocol for evaluating chest pain in urgent care in the April issue of JUCM. It made such a splash that the protocol and the authors, Lorilea Johnson, FNP-BC, DNP and Diane Smith, DNP, RN have been showing up in local media in the Cape Girardeau, MO area. WPSD Local 6 news and the Daily American Republic, for example, each reported on the innovative protocol (and the fact that the resultant article was published in JUCM) for their respective audiences recently. The study and the article are so important because there are not standardized guidelines for treating chest pain patients in urgent care. If you did miss the original publication somehow, you can read Implementation of a Rapid Chest Pain Protocol in a Walk-In Clinic right now.
Creating Protocols and Making Headlines Post Publication in JUCM