Ware, MA (March 12, 2012) –Dr. Mark Peterman will present Pre-Hospital Treatment of Acute MI to area Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers on Wednesday, March 28, as part of the Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Continuing Education program for EMS providers. The lecture will begin at 6:30 pm and will be held in the Main Conference Room located on the 2nd floor of the hospital and is open to area EMTs, EMT-I and Paramedics.
A member of Baystate Cardiology, Dr. Peterman is one of the region's most widely respected Interventional Cardiologists, who also serves as Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Peterman is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine and Interventional Cardiology.
“When someone thinks they might be having a heart attack, the best FIRST action is to call 911,” said Dr. Peterman. “Our EMS providers respond quickly and professionally and have been trained to take care of you. They have the equipment and expertise to diagnose certain kinds of heart attacks, can recognize problems early on and provide immediate and specific care,” notes Dr. Peterman. “For those providing care in the field, training is never ending. Baystate Mary Lane Hospital and Baystate Medical Center work together as a team to ensure that our EMS providers are aware of the latest information about the innovative life saving techniques and procedures in emergency cardiac care and that it is delivered seamlessly to our patients.”
Dr Peterman is Director of the Baystate Regional Heart Attack Program at Baystate Medical Center. BMC’s Regional Heart Attack Program is recognized nationally for outcomes in heart attack care, including providing lifesaving angioplasty up to 35 minutes quicker than the national guidelines. Baystate is in the top 10% of hospital’s nationwide in this critical statistic.
Area EMS providers are welcome to attend, pre-registration is required by calling Baystate Health Link at (413) 967-2488, or toll-free outside the Ware calling area at 1-800-377-4325.