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Join us for our upcoming webinar, 2019 Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition. AHA Quality Improvement staff will review the new interactive application, submission process and recognition criteria. This webinar will also include a highlight of the incredible work of Community Ambulance of Macon, Georgia. Lane Kilpatrick, Quality Improvement ... more...
Posted by Stacia Hickey on Mission:Lifeline Blog Oct 8, 2018 12:16 PM CDT
Join us for an hour-long session  Ask AHA Session  with Stacia Hickey, Mission: Lifeline Clinical Program Manager with the American Heart Association. During the hour, Stacia Hickey will be available to answer your questions regarding the new 2019 Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition application process, measure criteria, and any other questions ... more...
Posted by Jordan Todd on Mission:Lifeline Blog Sep 27, 2018 8:26 PM CDT
Join us for an hour-long session Ask AHA Session with Stacia Hickey, Mission: Lifeline Clinical Program Manager with the American Heart Association. During the hour, Stacia Hickey will be available to answer your questions regarding the new 2019 Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition application process, measure criteria, and any other questions ... more...
Posted by Jordan Todd on Mission:Lifeline Blog Sep 26, 2018 8:59 AM CDT
Hospitals can now enroll in GWTG-CAD at no cost for the rest of the 2018 calendar year and get involved in Mission: Lifeline. GWTG-CAD Enrollment Benefits Include:   Take advantage of Free Historic Data Download into GWTG-CAD for data as far back as January 1, 2015 discharges 2018 Calendar data is eligible for Mission: Lifeline STEMI and NSTEMI ... more...
Posted by Stacia Hickey on Mission:Lifeline Blog Sep 21, 2018 10:06 AM CDT
Join us for our upcoming webinar, 2019 Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition. AHA Quality Improvement staff will review the new interactive application, submission process and recognition criteria. This webinar will also include a highlight of the incredible work of Community Ambulance of Macon, Georgia. Lane Kilpatrick, Quality Improvement ... more...
Posted by Stacia Hickey on Mission:Lifeline Blog Sep 20, 2018 8:42 AM CDT
Do you have questions about the 2019 Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition application process? Join us for an hour-long session Q & A with Stacia Hickey, Mission: Lifeline Clinical Program Manager with the American Heart Association. During the hour, Stacia Hickey will be available to answer your questions regarding the new 2019 Mission: Lifeline EMS ... more...
Posted by Jordan Todd on Mission:Lifeline Blog Sep 19, 2018 1:31 PM CDT
Mission: Lifeline EMS recognition is a program designed to showcase Emergency Medical Service organizations across the nation for excellent STEMI care. Prehospital personnel are the first providers of care to patients suffering from cardiac emergencies. The role of EMS in the system-of-care for these patients is crucial and often sets the course ... more...
Posted by Jordan Todd on Mission:Lifeline Blog Sep 7, 2018 10:53 AM CDT
Since 2010, the AHA's Mission: Lifeline ®  program has recognized hospitals for their outstanding performance in high quality systems care performance by meeting or exceeding guideline therapy recommendations in treating patients presenting with STEMI heart attacks and introduced NSTEMI recognition in 2016 Get With The Guidelines ® - Coronary ... more...
Posted by Jordan Todd on Mission:Lifeline Blog Sep 7, 2018 10:41 AM CDT
Why Mission: Lifeline ® ? For the estimated 785,000 Americans who will have their first heart attack each year and the 470,000 Americans who will have a recurrent heart attack.     Mission: Lifeline Systems of Care are: A patient-centered, multidisciplinary team focused on expediting appropriate emergency care for patients with time-sensitive ... more...
Posted by Jordan Todd on Mission:Lifeline Blog Sep 4, 2018 9:45 AM CDT
Duke Clinical Research Institute, in collaboration with the American Heart Association led and conducted the Regional Systems Accelerator I and II Projects. These two studies, conducted independent of one another, focus on the implementation of The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program in regions of high population and with ... more...
Posted by Jordan Todd on Mission:Lifeline Blog Sep 4, 2018 9:41 AM CDT
The AHA recently conducted a major overhaul and redesign of its website. We encourage you to check out the Mission: Lifeline page. Let us know what you think! more...
Posted by Stacia Hickey on Mission:Lifeline Blog Aug 3, 2018 11:52 AM CDT
(CNN) -  When a man had a heart attack while laying sod in his front yard, first responders not only saved him, but they also finished the job for him. Read the full article here . more...
Posted by Stacia Hickey on Mission:Lifeline Blog Jul 11, 2018 2:48 PM CDT
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a significant risk factor for heart attack and stroke, according to a new study of first responders who cleaned up debris at the World Trade Center after 9/11. Published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes , the study adds to the growing body of research ... more...
Posted by Stacia Hickey on Mission:Lifeline Blog Jul 11, 2018 9:52 AM CDT
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       The Mission: Lifeline EMS recognition program, launched in 2014, is now in its 5th year of celebrating the achievement of the pre-hospital providers and their collaboration with each other and destination hospitals specific to STEMI patient care. On behalf of the American Heart Association, congratulations to all EMS agencies who achieved a ... more...
Posted by Jordan Todd on Mission:Lifeline Blog Jun 25, 2018 7:30 PM CDT
American Heart Association Scientific Statement addresses gaps in training that lead to flat survival rates for cardiac arrest victims Statement Highlights: Addresses gaps in resuscitation training that lead to flat survival rates for cardiac arrest victims. Standardized online and in-person courses are falling short and not always ... more...
Posted by Stacia Hickey on Mission:Lifeline Blog Jun 21, 2018 3:14 PM CDT
Alisa's family at 2016 Heart Walk
By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS Alisa Mari’s husband, Andy, kept her alive with CPR he’d learned a week earlier from a TV show. From left, at the 2016 Heart Walk in Baton Rouge: Darlene Geddes, Andy, Alisa, Jennifer Culotta, Jimmy Geddes and Destinie Simmons with daughter Laila. (Photo courtesy of Alisa Mari) The night before leaving on a cruise, ... more...
Posted by Jordan Todd on Mission:Lifeline Blog Jun 8, 2018 10:25 AM CDT
Tina & Jeff with Emergency First Responders who saved Tina's life
The gripping scene was recorded on a camera in the lifesaving officer's squad car by   Nancy Brown , CEO of the American Heart Association, the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization fighting cardiovascular diseases, including stroke.     Screenshot from dashcam video released by Blanchard, Oklahoma, Police Department Tina Costello ... more...
Posted by Jordan Todd on Mission:Lifeline Blog Jun 7, 2018 10:49 AM CDT
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Man in hospital bed - “The EMS workers said sticks and stones broke my bones, but it’s the words that really hurt me.”   more...
Posted by Jordan Todd on Mission:Lifeline Blog May 25, 2018 8:51 AM CDT
Cardiac arrest survivor and her paramedic
By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS Heidi Stewart with paramedic David Crabtree on the day she finally found him. (Photo courtesy of Heidi Stewart) When Heidi Stewart’s heart stopped at age 18 in her high school in Vancouver, Washington, quick-acting school administrators and teachers jumped into action, starting CPR. Taking turns, the principal ... more...
Posted by Jordan Todd on Mission:Lifeline Blog May 24, 2018 9:34 AM CDT
Andra Day
By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS It’s EMS Week, and recently a group of musicians, actors and music producers recognized first responders for the lives they save each day.   One of Andra Day’s most rousing songs is “Stand for Something.” One of the things she stands for is first responders. Country music stars Coy Bowles, Jimmy de Martini and John ... more...
Posted by Jordan Todd on Mission:Lifeline Blog May 23, 2018 9:46 AM CDT