Wyo. hospital streamlines care to cut heart attack response time

08/6/2013 | Billings Gazette (Mont.)

Wyoming Medical Center reduced redundancies and inefficiency in its care of heart attack patients, cutting about 30 minutes from arrival to when a heart blockage is removed. The hospital gives paramedics EKG technology so they can send data to the emergency room while in transit, and Dr. Adrian Fluture said once a patient arrives, nurses and physicians work like a racing pit crew to perform tasks in parallel and reduce the time to the cardiac cauterization lab.

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