FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+RSS Feed
Fire EMSEMS TodayEMS Insider

HealthEast Receives $25,000 Grant to Help Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival

ST. PAUL -- In the United States more than 300,000 sudden cardiac arrests result in death each year. This year HealthEast has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the MN Resuscitation Consortium to help save lives.

"This grant will permit HealthEast Medical Transportation to augment its already excellent service with the additional capability to provide the very best state of the art cardiac arrest resuscitation. We are grateful for the kind endowment by the Consortium and look forward to further advances in pre-hospital care," Keith Wesley, MD, HealthEast Medical Transportation Medical Director.

The MN Resuscitation Consortium aims to increase survival rates of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) by connecting bystander, pre-hospital, and hospital initiatives to establish and implement a set of protocols that incorporate the latest technologies and proven treatment methods. This year the grant will be used by HealthEast Medical Transportation to improve sudden cardiac arrest survival in the east metro through education, training, and data collection.

"No one can predict the future. However, research has proven that the Lucas devices provide a greater opportunity for patients to successfully survive sudden cardiac arrest. Dakota County citizens and HealthEast patients are now blessed with a piece of equipment that may provide them with a better 'quality of life' after surviving cardiac arrest," said Jeffrey Groess, HealthEast Ambulance Operations Manager.

To reach the goal of improving sudden cardiac arrest survival, HealthEast Medical Transportation established the following objectives; establishing Heart Safe Communities Program in several east metro cities, implementing a performance improvement component to the Heart Safe Communities Program by providing feedback regarding SCA performance to first responders, EMT and paramedics within 48 hours of the event and sending 100% of SCA events to be entered into the CARES registry.

To learn more about SCA and the MN Resuscitation Consortium, please visit www.mrc.umn.edu

About HealthEast HealthEast Care System is a community-focused, non-profit health care organization that provides innovative technology, compassionate care and a full spectrum of family health services. HealthEast includes Bethesda Hospital, St. John's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital and Woodwinds Health Campus as well as outpatient services, clinics, home care and medical transportation services. HealthEast is the largest, locally-owned health care organization in the Twin Cities' East Metro with 7,400 employees and 1,400 physicians on staff.


Compact Tactical Crocothyrotomy Kit with Bougie Contains Everything Needed to Perform Lifesaving Emergency Procedure

Introducing the H&H Tactical Cricothyrotomy Kit, a lightweight, compact kit designed to provide everything needed by trained personnel to quickly address...

HGH EMS Rescue Says Burning Man 'Lessons' Will Be Invaluable Moving Forward

HGH EMS Rescue issues a statement after being notified that their four-year contract providing medical care at the annual counter-culture festival has been t...

Richmond Ambulance Authority Receives American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Award

AHA honors Richmond Ambulance Authority for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

Onspot Announces the Addition of an Eastern Canada Regional Manager

Daniel replaces Pat Freyer who has covered this region for the past 26 years. Pat will continue on with Onspot as President and CEO.

EMS Compass Initiative Looks to Community for Input

EMS Compass brings together many of the nation’s leading minds in EMS, healthcare and performance improvement, including the expertise of the Institute for H...

FLIR Adds New Member to Family of FSX-enabled Firefighting Cameras

The K45 with FSX presents accurate thermal images on a bright, large 4” LCD display, allowing firefighters to navigate safely and make accurate decisions whe...

Features by Topic

JEMS Connect




Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

Featured Careers