The Tidewater Region participated in the AHA Mission: Lifeline STEMI Accelerator II project. While the project and study are officially over now, the connections, data sharing and best practices continue on in our region to give our patients the best care possible. We continue to discuss cases, share information and look to find ways to shorten times and become even better!
Here is the journal article on the project: https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.032446
What does this mean?
- Data sharing between hospitals and EMS agencies
- Shortened FMC to balloon times (shorter times all around)
- Patient feedback
- Ongoing communication between all hospitals, groups and EMS agencies
- Better patient outcomes
Here is a link to a blog post summary: https://mlnetwork.heart.org/blogs/22/127
Thank you for providing awesome care!