The Massachusetts Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and Control Program (HSPC) works to improve the care for stroke patients, including 9-1-1 calls and the care provided by emergency medical services.
Our pre-hospital efforts focus on:
Improving quality of care for patients
Improving policies and infrastructure
Promoting the use of Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) by 9-1-1 call takers
To reach these goals, HSPC partners with the following organizations:
The statewide Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS)
Emergency Preparedness Bureau (EPB)
The State 911 Department
Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPS)
Ambulance services and others
9-1-1 Emergency Medical Dispatch
Promote the use of EMD by PSAPs to ensure that call takers respond to medical emergencies and dispatch resources in the most appropriate manner
Work with the state 9-1-1 Department to develop EMD standards and certification
Use the data from the electronic EMD for quality improvement and to help guide public health programs
EMS Stroke Quality Improvement
Improve the quality of care given to patients with stroke symptoms in the pre-hospital arena
Implement a set of evidence-based measures to help ambulance services evaluate and improve patient care
In working with the state highway, trauma, and emergency preparedness, other emergency response activities include:
Implementation of automatic external defibrillators (AEDs)
CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training
Stroke Heroes Act FAST trainings
This information is provided by the Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and Control Program within the Department of Public Health.
People also viewed...
You recently viewed...
Personalization is OFF. Your personal browsing history at Mass.gov is not visible because your personalization is turned off. To view your history, turn your personalization on.
Learn more on our .
*Recommendations are based on site visitor traffic patterns and are not endorsements of that content.