In April, 2010 the Helmsley Charitable Trust awarded the American Heart Association an $8.4 million grant to build a STEMI system of care in the state of South Dakota. The Mission Lifeline project has transitioned into the South Dakota Cardiac System of Care. The American Heart Association and the South Dakota Department of Rural Health are collaborating to bring the first Cardiac System of Care Conference to healthcare providers in South Dakota.
The focus of this conference is to continue the momentum of improvement in care by presenting information helpful to enhance the system of care for ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) patients and improve outcomes. There is also a focus related to the LUCAS™ 2 Chest Compression System device purchased by the South Dakota Department of Health through funding received from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. This three-year, $3.7 million investment in lifesaving equipment will improve survival rates from sudden cardiac arrest.
When: September 9, 2015, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Red Rossa Italian Grill, 808 W. Sioux Ave. #200, Pierre, South Dakota
The conference is free of charge and will cover topics such as Pre-hospital and hospital Resuscitation, pre-hospital cooling and case studies, LUCAS annotations, time critical decision making, community awareness and engagement, feedback loop to improve systems. The SD SIM trucks will also be available to conduct refresher training in the LUCAS device and 12 Lead EKG acquisition.
The target audience for this conference is South Dakota physicians, nurses and EMS providers.