2015 Bright Idea
Winners:
Cabarrus County, NC
2015
Publication:
Innovations in American Government Awards
Jurisdiction:
North Carolina

Cabarrus emergency medical services provides comprehensive management of cardiac patients through an integrated focus on cardiac arrest, STEMI (a type of heart attack), and education. This approach has resulted in an increased return of circulation in cardiac arrest, decreased intervention times in the setting of STEMI, and provided the community with the training and skills necessary to recognize emergencies and perform life-saving interventions.