Code STEMI – The London Ambulance Service story

The story of how more Londoners are saved from cardiac arrest and heart attack than ever before is to be told in a new online film.

London Ambulance Service clinicians, leading NHS cardiologists and real-life survivors will all feature in the 25-minute web series episode – Code STEMI – due to be premiered on Thursday 7 March at the EMS Today show in Washington DC, and online.

A trailer of the film is available below and gives a flavour of what’s to come.

 

Background – Code STEMI
‘STEMI’ is a term used by emergency healthcare professionals indicating that a patient is experiencing a life-threatening type of heart attack, which can lead to sudden cardiac arrest.  STEMI stands for ST-elevation myocardial infarction. 

STEMI patients have the best chance of survival when identified as quickly as possible by ambulance crews and taken directly to a specialist hospital where expert cardiologists can treat them immediately. 

The Code STEMI web series examines high-performing regional systems of care that have demonstrated success in improving heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest patient outcomes. The London Ambulance Service story will explore how one of the busiest ambulance services in the world is improving patient outcomes by focusing on the administrators, doctors, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, trainers, dispatchers and the patients themselves – to share their stories. 

Learn more about Code STEMI at: http://firstrespondersnetwork.com/codestemi/.