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SC FIRE RESCUE HONORED FOR CARDIAC CARE RESPONSE

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SIOUX CITY FIRE RESCUE’S PARAMEDICS ARE USING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY & METHODS TO GET PATIENTS WITH SEVERE HEART ATTACKS THE CARE THEY NEED FASTER THAN EVER.

TRAINING OFFICER TERRY RAGALLER SAYS OF THE DEPARTMENT’S E-M-TS AND PARAMEDICS ARE TRAINED TO CARE FOR CARDIAC PATIENTS THOUGH THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION’S MISSION LIFELINE INITIATIVE:

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A PATIENT, IF ABLE, CAN TELL FIRE RESCUE WHICH HOSPITAL TO SEND THE E-K-G TO SO WHEN THEY ARE TRANSPORTED THERE THE CARDIAC UNIT IS READY FOR THE AMBULANCE TO ARRIVE:

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RAGALLER SAYS THEY HAVE UP TO 200 HEART RELATED CALLS EACH YEAR, RANGING FROM MINOR TO MAJOR CARDIAC EVENTS.

SIOUX CITY FIRE RESCUE RECEIVED THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION’S MISSION: LIFELINE E-M-S GOLD PLUS AWARD FOR IMPLEMENTING THE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT MEASURES FOR THE TREATMENT OF PATIENTS WHO EXPERIENCE SEVERE HEART ATTACKS.

IT’S THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENT FOR THE AWARD.