The Virginia Heart Attack Coalition (VHAC) is a volunteer collaborative organization dedicated to improving care for heart attack patients in Virginia by implementing the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Mission: Lifeline guidelines and fostering cooperation and coordination among the Commonwealth’s STEMI care providers. MORE…
On Friday, Oct. 11, EMS agency-identified “Super Users” on the OEMS EMS Portal received an email with a link to a pre-hospital 12-lead questionnaire. Over 150 agencies have already responded, assisting the OEMS and VHAC in a vital effort to determine the state of Prehospital ECG availability and utilization in Virginia. But we need every single EMS agency in Virginia to respond! Only one individual from each licensed EMS agency should respond to the questionnaire.
The best performing Regional EMS Councils will earn a STEMI showdown (and bragging rights!).
So please help get out the word to complete this important survey. It will take less than 10 minutes to complete and the results will be used to improve pre-hospital care throughout the state.
Please make sure the individual authorized from your EMS agency completes the online 12-lead ECG questionnaire on or before Friday, November 29.
Annual State Meeting Wrap-up
Presentations, Evaluation, & CME Credit
Thanks again to all those who participated in the Virginia Heart Attack Coalition / Mission: Lifeline state meeting that was held in Charlottesville on May 1st. Presentations from the meeting are available below.
Please take a minute to fill out the online evaluation form provided by the AHA’s Professional Education Center. We rely on your feedback to give us direction in planning next year’s conference.
Those who wish to claim the CME credit or the Certificate of Attendance must fill out and submit the online evaluation form.
Sign in with your username and password. The “My Courses” screen will display for you automatically with this event listed. “Launch” this activity. Click on the evaluation survey link and submit your answers. Click on the Claim CME/CE credit link. Select the type of certificate you need from the drop-down choices. Enter your time spent at the conference in hours and click update. Claim and print your certificate. At this point your course is moved to “My Transcript” and will remain there for future reference. For customer support please contact the AHA’s Professional Educational Service Center at 1-888-242-2453 (between 8AM-5PM Central) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
State Meeting Presentations
- Hypothermia: The Science and Recommendations (In-Hospital and Out),L. Kristin Newby, MD, MHS
- Hypothermia – EMS Style – from Science to Application, Allen Yee, MD
- PCI Quality Initiative: a Partnership between Virginia ACC and Virginia Cardiac Surgery Quality Initiative, Joshua Fischer, MD, FACC
- New STEMI Guidelines, L. Kristin Newby, MD, MHS
- Virginia Heart Attack Coalition: A Look Back, a Look Forward, Peter O’Brien, MD.