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Emergency Medical Systems


CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention has released draft indicators for Improving Emergency Response to help states measure their effectiveness.

The American Heart Association has published an article on developing systems for emergency responders with patients with an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), as well as specific recommendations.

There have been several session on EMS at HDSP grantee meetings:

2010: 9-1-1: Opportunities for Systems Change

2010: EMS in Rural America

2010: "Saving A Life": Quality Improvement and EMS Initiatives for Acute Cardiovascular Events


Several states have developed policies for working with EMS providers and systems: