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Contra Costa STEMI System


ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Program

Goal

To decrease mortality and morbidity by facilitating rapid intervention and optimal treatment of 911 patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).

Description

The STEMI program consists of a collaborative network of STEMI Receiving Centers (SRCs) and Prehospital Providers who work in concert to rapidly triage STEMI patients to STEMI Receiving Centers.

Key Principles

The Prehospital 12-lead ECG is a key component to the early diagnosis and ongoing definitive treatment of patients with myocardial infarction (MI). In all cases, the health and well being of the patient is the overriding consideration in determining patient destination. Factors to be considered include: transport time and request by the patient, family, guardian or physician.


Resources
Policy/Procedure

  • Definitions

    Elevation Myocardian Infarction (STEMI): An acute MI that generates ST-segment elevation on the prehospital 12-lead ECG.

    STEMI Receiving Center (SRC): A hospital designated by Contra Costa County EMS with cardiac capabilities, (cardiac catheterization, laboratory and/or cardiovascular surgery), designed to provide rapid intervention for STEMI patients.


    STEMI Receiving Centers

    A STEMI Receiving Center (SRC) is a hospital designated by Contra Costa County EMS with cardiac capabilities, (cardiac catheterization, laboratory and/or cardiovascular surgery), designed to provide rapid intervention for STEMI patients.

    The following hospitals have been designated as STEMI Centers in the Contra Costa County EMS STEMI System:

    • John Muir Medical Center — Walnut Creek
    • John Muir Medical Center — Concord
    • Kaiser - Walnut Creek
    • San Ramon Regional Medical Center
    • Sutter Delta Medical Center - Antioch
    • Valley Care Medical Center Pleasanton
    • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, Oakland
    • Kaiser - Vallejo

    Designated STEMI Center Documents

    Contra Costa EMS STEMI System brochure (PDF)

    Trainings


    Public Education

    Know the Signs of Heart Attack

    If someone experiences:

    • Chest discomfort
    • Arm, back, neck or jaw pain
    • Shortness of breath
    • Sweating, nausea, light headedness


    Heart Attack Information for Patients


  • Policies

    Our STEMI program is guided by these policies:



Contacts


STEMI Program Medical Oversight:
David Goldstein, MD
EMS Medical Director
david.goldstein@hsd.cccounty.us
STEMI Program Project Manager:
Maria Fairbanks, RN, CEN
Prehospital Care Coordinator
Maria.Fairbanks@hsd.cccounty.us