The 'Cover Your Ass' approach to chest pain

I’ve been fortunate that for much of my life as a doctor, I’ve had nursing staff on standby to perform an ECG when the dreaded chest pain case comes in.  

But, for a few hours here and there in my working week, I don’t have nursing support. 

It’s always niggling at the back of my mind during these times, what will I do if a patient with chest pain arrives? 

Our practice has an ECG machine, but it’s a while since I’ve used it alone. The logistics are tricky if you’re the only healthcare

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