I just got back from South Dakota and principal photography for the 2nd episde of the Code STEMI web TV series is complete! What an awesome time!
We attended the 2nd Annual South Dakota STEMI Summit, visited the two major health systems in South Dakota, interviewed EMTs, paramedics, nurses and physicians, met a STEMI survivor and took in the hospitality!
Special thanks to Setla Films, Mission: Lifeline South Dakota, Avera McKennan hospital, Sanford USD Medical Center, Prairie Lakes Healthcare Sysem, Watertown Fire Department, and our sponsor Physio-Control!
Next stop: Dearborn, Michigan!
*** UPDATE ***
Behind the scenes footage from AHA Scientific Sessions 2011 in Orlando: Mayme Lou Roettig, RN, MSN and Chris Granger, MD (Duke University and North Carolina's RACE program) talk about the critical role EMS plays in the early treatment and triage of acute STEMI patients here.
“Things are shifting more and more into paramedics playing the key role in providing the initiation of these time-dependent processes for improving care.”