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STEMI Auto Launch - Chilliwack and Hope

BCAS Autolaunch

Attached are links to the operational protocols for STEMI Launch that will go into effect Wednesday, May 25th, 2011. The first document outlines the process for when an Advanced Care Paramedic identifies a STEMI in the field in Chilliwack. The second document reflects the process for when STEMIs that present to Fraser Canyon Hospital.

 

Those STEMIs that arrive to RCH from the field in Chilliwack will be kept at RCH until they can be Bedlined to Chilliwack Hospital without a nurse escort providing CGH has internal medicine coverage. The STEMIs from Fraser Canyon Hospital will remain at RCH as is current practice.

Each case will be reviewed by stakeholders within BCAS and myself. We expect that the first few cases may incur some bumps but are optimistic that with good communication these cases should run smoothly.

Helen Elliot
STEMI Project Manager, Fraser Health