The American Heart Association, Athens Regional Medical Center, Elbert Memorial Hospital, Madison County EMS, Elbert County EMS, National EMS and several other EMS providers are joining together to tell you about Mission: Lifeline.
For many reasons, victims of the most serious kind of heart attack don't get the right medical care soon enough.
They may not recognize the symptoms of a heart attack.
They may decide to drive themselves to the hospital instead of calling an ambulance.
They may be transported to a hospital that is not equipped to provide the procedures most likely to save their lives.
The goal of "Mission: Lifeline" is to make sure heart attack victims take the following life-saving steps:
Recognize the symptoms of a heart attack early.
Call 911 right away so that emergency care is coming to them.
Get to a hospital that can provide the kind of specialized care they need.
Together, we can spread the word about "Mission: Lifeline."
We are able to give a short talk (10-20 minutes) to a variety of community groups. No charge, of course!