The treatment for chest pain and AMI. This does not show the order of treatment. It is just a quick mnemonic on the basic treatment. Remember that if the patient is having a right sided MI, the treatment will differ. In this case, we will avoid vasodilators such as Morphine, diuretics and Nitroglycerin as these may cause parasympathetic stimulation.
MONA treatment of Chest Pain /AMI (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Anna Curran. RN, BSN, PHN
Clinical Nurse Instructor
Emergency Room Registered Nurse
Critical Care Transport Nurse
Clinical Nurse Instructor for LVN and BSN students
Anna began writing extra materials to help her BSN and LVN students with their studies and writing nursing care plans. She takes the topics that the students are learning and expands on them to try to help with their understanding of the nursing process and help nursing students pass the NCLEX exams.
Her experience spans almost 30 years in nursing, starting as an LVN in 1993. She received her RN license in 1997. She has worked in Medical-Surgical, Telemetry, ICU and the ER. She found a passion in the ER and has stayed in this department for 30 years.
She is a clinical instructor for LVN and BSN students and a Emergency Room RN / Critical Care Transport Nurse.