EMS Follow-Up Requests

STEMI / Stroke Task Force

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Starting in October of 2013, CIEMSD coordinated a gathering of the key players in STEMI care for the Des Moines metro area. Members from all of the health systems in Des Moines met together with EMS Directors for the goal of improving patient outcomes for our STEMI patients. Two big pieces of this improvement revolves around EMS notification of the receiving hospital, and feedback provided to EMS agencies regarding patient outcomes.

Starting in April 2019, stroke was added as another time critical diagnosis with the goal of promoting transparency, education and improving time to treatment for stroke patients in the metro area.

Meetings are held at virtually on the third Thursday of the even months (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec) month from 8:00 – 9:00 AM. All are welcome to attend at this link – https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83764891533. Please make sure your screen name identifies your affiliation.

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June 2023 STEMI Data

UPHDM 1Q23 Stroke Alert data

Aug 2021 UPH Stroke EMS Tracking

Cardiac Alert Data – pre and post implementation of alerts

STEMI Alert Activation – Sample Protocol

Committee Members

Frank Prowant – fprowant@gmail.com

Brian Helland – bhelland67@gmail.com

Rebecca Morris – rmorris@cityofbondurant.com

Terri Hamm – thamm@mercydesmoines.org

Suzie Justo-Roth – suzie.justo-roth@unitypoint.org

Katy Thornton – katherine.thornton@unitypoint.org