Ambulance Services Cardiovascular Quality Initiative (ASCQI)

This film was created for the INPS Vision sponsored ‘Improving Patient Access’ category of the 2012 Isle of Wight NHS Awards held in November 2012. The Ambulance Services Cardiovascular Quality Initiative (ASCQI) is a national project which aims to improve pre-hospital care for cardiovascular patients through clinician-led workshops for paramedics. Since the ASCQI project began in March 2010, the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service has seen an improvement in paramedic pain management of patients suffering heart attacks. A recent audit shows that patients suffering heart attacks on the Isle of Wight have been benefiting from improved pain management by front line clinicians. The project has also created connections between like-minded clinicians throughout the UK, leading to better delivery of care for both the Isle of Wight community and for those around the country who are suffering from MI or Stroke. For more information visit www.iow.nhs.uk/awards.

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