American Heart Association

American Heart Association

The Second Alarmer’s Association and Rescue Squad of Montgomery County (SARS) Providers have been recognized by the American Heart Association for their OUTSTANDING cardiac care! Second Alarmer’s joins 447 EMS agencies in the United Station and is 1 of 62 in Pennsylvania to receive the 2015 American Heart Association Mission Lifeline: EMS Performance Achievement Award.

The program is a collaboration between pre-hospital and in-hospital healthcare providers and recognizes the VITAL importance of Emergency Medical Service Providers in contributing to the overall successful outcomes of patient’s experiencing cardiac events.  The correct tools and training allow EMS providers to rapidly identify the STEMI (heart attack), promptly notify the destination center and trigger an early response from the awaiting hospital personnel.

The criteria to achieve the Mission Lifeline: EMS Silver Performance Achievement Award is based on meeting program measures annually with no single measure scoring below 75% (percent).  The individual measures include:

  • Percentage of patients with non-traumatic chest pain >/ 35 years of age, treated and transported by EMS who receives a pre-hospital 12-lead ECG
  • Percentage of STEMI patients transported to a STEMI Receiving Center, with pre-hospital First Medical Contact to Device (PCI)
  • Percentage of STEMI patients transported to a STEMI Referring Center with Arrival (to referring center to Fibrinolysis Therapy administration in

Second Alarmer’s remains committed to our mission of providing the highest level of pre-hospital emergency medical care, rescue and related services in a compassionate and profession manner to the community.

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