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Northern Region Meeting Notes (Sept. 19, 2017)

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VHAC Quarterly Teleconference for Data Managers (Sept 26, 2017)

Included below are notes from the call, which includes a link to the webinar recording. Also included are documents from both the AHA and ACC with additional information about their respective registries. The recommendation from VHAC is that everyone stays … Continue reading

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2017 Annual VHAC State Meeting Wrap-up

The Virginia Heart Attack Coalition/Mission Lifeline concluded another highly successful annual event last month. Approximately 100 STEMI Stakeholders from across the Commonwealth participated in the 8th annual meeting, held at Centra Lynchburg General in Lynchburg, Va. Friday Night Lights! Dr. … Continue reading

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2017 Annual Meeting Presentations

Data Collection: Where Are We Now? GWTG-CAD and Mission: Lifeline, Michele Bolles and Christine Rutan Beth Pruski and Barb Christiansen The Great Debate: Do you take the VF/VT patient to Cath Lab Paul Frantz, MD, Carillion Memorial – Pro Shon Chakrabarti, MD, MPH, – Con … Continue reading

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STEMI Care: Sustaining the Gains Presentation

Note: if the presentation by Dr. Peter O’Brien doesn’t display properly below try this link instead.

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The presentations given at the Annual VHAC / ML Meeting on May 29, 2015 are available below in PDF format.  If you have any trouble accessing these documents, please contact John Dugan at John.Dugan@heart.org. Keynote Address The Future of Mission: … Continue reading

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Statewide Conference Call Minutes (Dec. 11, 2014)

Introductions 45 callers participated Regional Reports – 5 of 6 regions were able to provide regional reports. Western Region. Rex Hardy and Dr. Paul Frantz described their efforts establishing a regional EKG transmission system. Western EMS, Lewis-Gale, Roanoke Memorial and Carilion … Continue reading

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VHAC / ML Fall 2012 Regional Meetings Roundup

Here’s a quick roundup of the meeting notes from all the VHAC Regional meetings this fall. Central Focus continues to be on the completion of the Data Use Agreement and setting parameters in an effort to be able to begin … Continue reading

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Southern Regional Meeting Highlights

The Virginia Heart Attack Coalition/Mission Lifeline Southern Regional meeting was held October 24, 2012 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. Approximately 20 attendees gathered to discuss regional data and ways to further optimize STEMI care. Participants included Blue Ridge EMS, Centra One … Continue reading

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VHAC – Mission: Lifeline Monthly Conference Call (May 12, 2011)

Welcome and Roll call by Dr. Pete O’Brien AHA / VA Mission: Lifeline update by John Dugan John introduced himself to all of the participants as the new Virginia Heart Attack Coalition/Mission: Lifeline Director for Virginia Updated the group on … Continue reading

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EMS Symposium (Nov. 2010):
“60 is the new 90”: Optimizing the EMS Interface in STEMI care

Drs. David Burt and Pete O’Brien conducted the Virginia Heart Attack Coalition-Mission Lifeline’s STEMI Provider Course at the 2010 EMS Symposium in November. Lori Hollowell, Senior Director MAA Mission: Lifeline, was also on hand to give an update on the … Continue reading

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“60 is the new 90”: Optimizing the EMS Interface in STEMI care

Reperfusion Road Show in Bath, VA (Oct. 2010)
“Make HASTE, Don’t Delay” Heart Attack and Stroke Education & Training

STEMI/Stroke BootCamp and Congregational Health Assessments and Presentations The “2010 STEMI & Stroke BootCamp” educational workshop was held on October 19. We wish to thank workshop contributors and participants for making the event a success! Below are downloadable presentations from … Continue reading

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VHAC/Mission: Lifeline Task Force Meeting (Sept 2010)

The attendees of the VHAC/Mission: Lifeline Task Force meeting were welcomed by Paul Sharpe followed by a short welcome by Dr. David Burt which included thanks and praise to Keltcie Delmar for her many contributions to the VHAC team. Regional … Continue reading

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Mission: Lifeline STEMI BootCamp Webinar (August 2010):
STEMI BootCamp Webinar Playback Available

Playback is now available for the Mission: Lifeline STEMI BootCamp Webinar from Monday, August 23. This session focused on the “5 Essential Elements of Reperfusion” and their importance in optimizing local STEMI Systems of Care. Dr. David Burt gave a … Continue reading

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The Virginia Heart Attack Coalition-Mission: Lifeline Continues to Gain Momentum (March 2010)

The Virginia Heart Attack Coalition-Mission: Lifeline (VHAC-ML) concluded another successful Task Force Meeting, as evident by the presence and active involvement of over 40 attendees at our gathering in Richmond on March 25, 2010. During this busy and productive event, … Continue reading

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VHAC-M:L Focus on Education and Protocol Guidance (December 2009)

An EMS position paper on STEMI systems prepared by members of the VHAC-ML Task Force, including representation from EMS field providers, was presented and approved by the Virginia Office of EMS (OEMS) Medical Direction Committee. The document, which is carefully … Continue reading

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VHAC-M:L Making Great Strides to Improve MI Care in the Commonwealth (September 2009)

The VHAC/ML Task Force held its fourth meeting in Richmond on September 22, 2009. This was the first statewide meeting after a highly successful May Summit to gather all Coalition members and stakeholders. Progress continues as this important initiative continues … Continue reading

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