When you visit London and get immersed in the London Ambulance Service and the NHS for 10 days you tend to learn a thing or two about the organization and its people. This was an amazing experience and an honor to share what we learned with our audience.
It’s not everyday that a patient presents with chest pain and the medic instinctively changes the leads to acquire a posterior view of a patient’s heart and finds a STEMI, but this is standard practice at the London Ambulance Service.
There are over 800 AED’s distributed throughout London. At the London Bridge Train Station Eddie McDermott has deployed an AED 9 times and saving 7 people. Steve Hodder is here today because of Eddie’s quick response and this is his story!
Code STEMI – London Ambulance Service The Code STEMI web series examines high-performing regional systems of care that have demonstrated success in improving heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest patient outcomes. The London Ambulance Service story will explore how one of the busiest ambulance services in the world is improving patient outcomes by focusing on [...]
From Heart Attacks to Sudden Cardiac Arrest, we bring you stories of how individuals are creating model systems of care around the world and improving patient care, where you live shouldn’t determine if you live, but it does… View the FULL EPISODE here!
I had the unique opportunity to sit down during an Advanced Cinematic Documentary class I was taking with Den Lennie, a extremely seasoned filmmaker to discuss my roots and where my combination of careers came from.
When you sit down with Tom Bouthillet you begin to see just how passionate he is about STEMI data, system analysis and making sure there is a plan. In our one on one interview with him he shares what we should be looking at when considering a STEMI system nationwide.
With over 10,000 calls for 911 last year Dearborn Michigan has taken an advanced approach to STEMI care and how they are able to save lives, quicker and more efficiently. Time is muscle when it comes to cardiac patients and if you live in their jurisdiction there is a much improved chance of your survival [...]
Cardiovascular disease is the largest killer in the industrialized world. According to the World Health Organization an estimated 17.3 million people on our planet died of cardiovascular disease in 2008 and that number is expected to increase to 23.6 million by 2030. 2200 people die of cardiovascular disease each day in the United States, an [...]
In a place where there are 824,000 people and 77,000 square miles of land, south Dakota has some challenges when it comes to providing timely and adequate care for STEMI patients.
Can EMT’s do 12 leads in the field and activate a cath lab in the process? Well the traditional answer for most agencies would be an astounding no, not because they place the 12 leads on the patient, but because they aren’t trained to read them. In this behind the scenes interview with medical director [...]
“The patient comes first. It’s real easy to say and it’s real hard to do. If you really mean it, it means that you have to change your processes and make sure you stand in the shoes of the patient and family every step of the way; and it’s not easy, but that’s what we’ve [...]
“It’s a lot easier to determine going from normal to abnormal than to determine abnormal to more abnormal.” Michael Hibbard, M.D. talks about the importance of technology in maximizing the benefit of the prehospital 12-lead ECG. Many patients have baseline abnormalities such as bundle branch blocks, conduction defects, or persistent ST-elevation from previous heart attacks. [...]
We ran into interventional cardiologist Michael Hibbard, M.D. at dinner and he gave us a few minutes of his time to talk about politics, change, technology and opportunities to build and improve regional systems of care. “Change is always difficult. Change will be there, though. It’s not the strongest that survive. It’s the people who [...]
In this behind the scenes look Mayme Lou Roettig RN, MSN and Chris Granger, MD from Duke University (RACE program North Carolina) explain how first responders are a critical part of the early management of acute STEMI. “Things are shifting more and more into paramedics playing the key role in providing the initiation of these [...]