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Akron, Ohio

AKRON FIRE DEPARTMENT RECEIVE 2016 GOLD MISSION LIFELINE AWARD FROM THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

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City of Akron Press Release
Published: 05-26-2016

Akron, Ohio, May 24, 2015 - The City of Akron Fire Department will receive a prestigious award from the American Heart Association for its work in the cardiac care of patients. Akron Fire Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is one of 22 recipients in the State of Ohio to receive the “2016 Gold Mission Lifeline” award.  The award presentation to the Akron Fire EMS is scheduled for May 25, at 9:30 a.m. at the Summit County Health Department auditorium located at 1867 West Market Street.

As an EMS agency that delivers education in STEMI (ST-elevation myocardial infarction) identification, provides access to 12 lead ECG machines and develops protocols derived from American Heart Association STEMI Guidelines, the Akron Fire paramedics are driving improvements in the care and outcomes of cardiac STEMI patients.

To qualify for the award, Akron Fire EMS must meet three specific criteria in the treatment of their cardiac patients in order to qualify for this award:

  1. 12 Lead electrocardiograms acquired on patients 35 years of age or over who have the chief complaint of non- traumatic chest pain.
  2. EMS contact of patient to Hospital Cath Lab in 90 minutes or less.
  3. Arrival to Hospital’s STEMI Center for Fibrinolytic Administration in 30 minutes or less.

For more information on the Gold Mission Lifeline Award, visit: https://www.heart.org.

For further information, contact:
Christine R. Curry
Director of Communications
166 S. High Street, Akron, OH 44308
www.akronohio.gov
Phone: 330/375-2209
E-mail: [email protected]

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