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Faster care for heart patients

01-Jun-2015

“This expedited cardiac admission process ensures the patient is truly at the ‘heart’ of care. It’s going to save lives.” Marion Bowles Heart Patient and Patient Advisor RPIW 68

Heart patients brought to Regina General by STARS air ambulance and rural EMS are now registered for hospital admission while in transit. Because armbands and charts are ready when patients arrive, they can have tests done as soon as they are taken to the Cardiac Care Unit (CCU). This streamlined process means heart patients now receive their first diagnostic test within one minute of arriving on CCU – a 95 per cent improvement.