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EMS program November 4
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Central Maine Medical Center will host a Community Outreach Conference on November 4.

The program will cover advances in heart disease treatment, with a special focus on women and heart disease. A segment on asthma care will also be presented.

Continuing education hours (CEHs) are available for emergency medical services (EMS) participants.

Leading off the schedule of events will be William Phillips, M.D., medical director of cardiology at the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute. He will discuss ³Developments in Cardiology at CMHVI², including the results of the heart attack program at CMMC-CMHVI.

His presentation will address ³door-to-balloon time², the time between a patient¹s arrival at a hospital and the reopening of the blood vessel causing the heart attack. Door-to-balloon time is the standard by which patient outcomes and cardiac center success is measured.

³The ED and the Chest Pain Center: Encouraging Activation of 9-1-1² is the subject of a presentation by Peggy McRae, director of the CMMC Emergency Department and Critical Care Unit.

McRae will explain the function of accredited chest pain center, the transition of patient care from the EMS response to the emergency department environment. She will discuss the ³In a Heart Beat² program that was developed to encourage utilization of the 9-1-1service.

³Women and Heart Disease What¹s New² is the topic of a talk by Cindie Rice, director of cardiovascular diagnostics and cardiac rehabilitation at CMHVI. She will discuss how women with heart disease present to EMS responders, focusing on the differences between how heart disease affects men and women.

³Currents Trends in Asthma Care² will be the subject of a presentation by Gloria Morris, a respiratory therapist at Bridgton Hospital. She will discuss changes in asthma treatment, assessment, treatments, peak flow, and protocols.

The program is being held in the CMMC Chairmen¹s Rooms, located on the lower level of the 12 High Street Medical Office Building, adjacent to CMMC. The program will begin at 4 p.m. and conclude about 8 p.m.

Anyone seeking more information is urged to call 795-2880 or email raymonho@cmhc.org

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