A Rapid Response and Transport Program for Severe Heart Attack Patients

Ministry Spirit Air helicopters are vital elements of Rescue 1 heart attack care
Ministry Spirit Air helicopters are vital elements of Rescue 1 heart attack care

Protocols of care developed by members of the Marshfield Clinic and Ministry Health Care heart care team get severe heart attack patients the care they need faster with a program called Rescue 1.

Saving Time Saves Lives

You may have heard that saved time is saved heart muscle. That’s because the most serious risks of permanent heart damage increase as time goes by. Often, such damage can be avoided if the patient receives advanced care quickly. Rescue 1 unites the efforts of local EMTs, Ministry Spirit Medical Transportation and community hospitals to rapidly initiate treatment for patients with the most severe type of heart attack, and transfer them to advanced care centers in Marshfield and Weston.

With Rescue 1, a heart attack patient is quickly stabilized and prepared for interventional treatment while en route. Everything is in motion and coordinated at the ER, during transport, and at the cath lab, saving precious time when it’s most needed.

This groundbreaking program has achieved national recognition, and will be studied by medical centers across the country as a best practice model.