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D2B: An Alliance for Quality

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE ENDORSES

D2B: AN ALLIANCE FOR QUALITY
The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) announces the endorsement of the initiative of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) - the D2B: An Alliance for Quality. ACC's national quality improvement initiative is a Guidelines Applied in Practice program, to lower door-to-balloon (“D2B”) time to 90 minutes or less for at least 75% of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients presenting at facilities performing primary PCI. Research demonstrates that this practice reduces mortality and improves patient outcomes. This is a complex challenge requiring the coordination of paramedics, emergency nurses, emergency physicians, other hospital staff, process improvement, and interdisciplinary cooperation and coordination.

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) joined this initiative as a “Visionary Supporter.” AAEM will proudly show its support through the use of the logo and name on promotional materials. And, we will be allowed to publish materials from D2B with the acknowledgement of the American College of Cardiology and D2B.

To learn more about D2B : An Alliance for Quality, log on to www.d2b.acc.org