We offer Accreditation for facilities and Certification for hospital professionals focused on cardiovascular disease. Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS), Heart Failure (HF) and Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib) are service lines, but our real product is sharing the tools, education and support that hospitals need to become communities of excellence fighting heart disease.
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The Society helps hospitals improve quality and outcomes, by sharing best practices and delivering process improvement solutions.
Heart Failure v2.0 is simply the newest way to analyze your data.
Pat Williams talked about team building and leadership. Fred Lee charmed and shared what would happen if Disney ran your hospital. Both thrilled. See the presentations.
Early Heart Attack Care (EHAC) was founded in 1980 by SCPC's Founder, Dr. Raymond Bahr, as a common sense movement which recognizes that early symptoms of a heart attack occur in 50 percent of all heart attack patients and that these "beginnings" allow time for preventive measures to take place. Designed to change behavior and attitudes, EHAC is an education process which teaches that heart attacks can be prevented.
We get a lot of great stories from the field, but between March 15 and April15, we're offering $20 gift certificates to the store for the best ones!
Here are two:
On August 30, 2012, a 57-year-old male truck driver had chest pain and pulled over to a rest stop on Interstate 40 at mile marker 68. He called 9-1-1 and the West Tennessee Heart and Vascular Center at Jackson Madison County General Hospital EMS crew 111 responded, specifically Lyle Holmes, EMT-P and Meagan Brown, EMT-P.
The EMS crew did an EKG immediately that showed STEMI. Unfortunately, a traffic accident on I-40 caused a traffic jam, so the crew called in the air transport, Hospital Wing, which included team members Rita McCoy, William Carroll, and Kirk Sunley.
Since the EKG had already been sent in, ED physician Dr. Michael Revelle looked over the EKG, spoke with the EMS crew, and then quickly activated TEAM HEART.
The Cath Lab team and the Interventional Cardiologist, Dr. Tommy Miller, were already awaiting the patientâ€™s arrival. Dr. Revelle did a quick assessment as the patient was getting off the elevator from the helipad.
The teamwork and advance warning made it possible for the patient to transport straight to the Cath lab and bypass the ED. Once the Cath procedure was started, Dr. Miller did an amazing job and successfully placed a balloon and stent to the proximal left anterior descending artery in 6 Minutes!! That’s time-out-time -to-Device-Deployment time actually!
The patient was discharged home three days later and is back on the road driving his truck!
Total Door-to-Balloon was 16 Minutes! Total First-Medical-Contact-to-Balloon was 63 Minutes! Amazing!
“I cannot begin to explain how wonderful of a team we have here at Jackson Madison County General Hospital and how closely we work with the EMS and Air Transport teams to get the patient where they need to be,” said Emily Garner, RN, who is the Clinical Manager.
“It’s all about what’s best for the patient and getting the artery open as quick and safe as possible. I am so pleased to say as well that we have numerous stories such as this one that show complete passion about what we do and the drive to get the patient back home to their family healthy!“
Emily Garner RN
West Tennessee Heart and Vascular Center
When a 58-year-old man began having chest pain while at work, and was becoming increasingly lethargic, alert co-workers activated the local 9-1-1 system.
Enter Houston Northwest Medical Center and its unique STEMI system of care.
On EMS arrival, they found a very lethargic patient, lying on the floor, with his head held by a co-worker. His initial EKG showed an acute Inferolateral MI.
Within one minute of recognition they notified the ER of the Cath Alert. The patient was taken directly to the cardiac cath lab while still on the EMS stretcher.
After arrival in the lab, intervention was achieved in 12 minutes. The total door-to-balloon (D2B) time for this patient was a remarkable 18 minutes, with an EMS contact-to-balloon time of 39 minutes.
The patient received PTCA treatment and two stents to the RCA and was discharged home … just two days later.
One of the incredible parts to this story is that this patient’s brother was scheduled for a diagnostic cardiac cath at the same time, and had to be “bumped” to put his own brother, who was experiencing a STEMI, on the table.
“We are grateful to agencies like the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) for helping us provide the highest quality patient care,” said Kris Parker, RN, Chest Pain Center Coordinator.
“And without your great processes, we wouldn’t be able to give great care!”
Kris Parker, RN, Chest Pain Center Coordinator
Houston Northwest Medical Center
Formerly known as the Society of Chest Pain Centers, the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care will focus on facility accreditation and certification for Chest Pain Centers, Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS), Heart Failure (HF), and Atrial Fibrillation (A-fib). In addition, SCPC will provide certification for Chest Pain Center Coordinators, nurses, administrators and Chief Financial Officers looking to be compliant with CMS guidelines for Quality, Cost and Customer Satisfaction.