Community Medical Center hosts heart attack training

Community Medical Center hosts heart attack training

August 17, 2019 0 By Bertrand Dibbert


CAUSES OF DEATH FOR PEOPLE IN THE US. MTN’S LAUREN HEISER SPENT THE DAY AT COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER LEARNING ABOUT HOW THEY ARE WORKING TO IMPROVE THEIR PROCESS. COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER HOSTED TRAINING FOR ITS EMERGENCY RESPONSE STAFF TO HELP IMPROVE THE PROCESS FOR WHEN A PATIENT COMES IN HAVING A HEART ATTACK. CMC’S NEW CARDIOLOGIST, LOCAL EMS, THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT, AND THE CATHETERIZATION LAB OR “CATH LAB” STAFF ALL PARTICIPATED IN THE SIMULATION. DURING THE TRAINING, THEY WENT THROUGH STEP-BY-STEP FROM THE MOMENT THEY RECEIVED THE CALL TO THE MOMENT THE PATIENT WOULD HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO THE CATH LAB. LAUREN HEISER: THE TRAINING WAS MEANT TO PROVIDE THE STAFF WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE THEIR COMMUNICATION. COMMUNICATING MEANS THAT PATIENTS RECEIVE BETTER CARE MORE QUICKLY. JEFF WELCH: AFTER TODAY I THINK THEY’LL BE BETTER COMMUNICATION BETWEEN HOPEFULLY BETWEEN THE PATIENT AND EMS AND THEREFORE EMS TO BOTH THE ERS AND THE CATH LAB SO THAT THAT PATIENT HAS A BETTER OUTCOME. AFTER THE SIMULATION WAS OVER THE STAFF HAD A MEETING TO DISCUSS AREAS THEY COULD IMPROVE OR BE MORE EFFICIENT. THEY STRESSED THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY RECOGNITION. THE SYMPTOMS OF A HEART ATTACK CAN INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO SWEATING, NAUSEA, LIGHTHEADEDNESS, AND PAIN OR PRESSURE IN YOUR UPPER-BODY OR CHEST. THE STAFF AGREED THAT CALLING 9-1-1 AND LETTING THEM TRANSPORT YOU TO THE HOSPITAL THEMSELVES IS THE BEST OPTION BUT THERE ARE STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO IMPROVE YOUR SITUATION BEFORE EMS ARRIVES. JEFF WELCH: ONE OF THE BEST THINGS YOU CAN DO FOR YOURSELF IS TO GIVE YOURSELF ASPIRIN AS LONG AS YOU DON’T HAVE AN ALLERGY TO IT OR YOUR DOCTOR HAS INSTRUCTED YOU NOT TO TAKE IT. LAUREN: LAUREN HEISER, MTN NEWS, MISSOULA. IF YOU THINK THAT YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ANY OF THE SYMPTOMS OF A HEART ATTACK SEEK HELP IMMEDIATELY. COMMUNITY MEDICAC CENTER PLANS ON CONTINUING TRAINING AND MAKING CHANGES TO HELP PATIENTS AS BEST AS THEY CAN.