Glade Neighborhood Watch Coalition to host meeting on new County programs for heart attack and stroke
For The Vista
The summer meeting of the Fairfield Glade Neighborhood Watch Coalition (FGNWC) will be held at the FG Community and Conference Center on Thursday, June 13, from 9A.M. to noon.
The Feature Presentation will explain the new Cumberland County programs for handling heart attack and stroke.
After calling 911, a Cumberland County paramedic tells you that your spouse needs to be sent to Cookeville or Chattanooga for immediate treatment. You have 2-3 minutes to respond.
How much is transportation going to cost? Is it covered by my insurance? What will happen if I don’t follow that suggestion? If I do agree, will our Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) and other Vial of Life medical directives still be honored?
A new program in Cumberland County, following guidelines from the American Heart Association, has trained our County’s emergency paramedics to evaluate apparent heart attacks and strokes when responding to a 911 call.
The Program works with the Cookeville Regional Medical Center and Chattanooga Erlanger Hospital to ensure you or your loved one gets the right care immediately.
A heart attack victim will go to Cookeville and be seen upon arrival – not by an ER physician – but by a cardiologist.
A stroke victim will go to Chattanooga and be seen immediately by a neurologist.
The hospital staffs are in communication with the emergency personnel en route.
These programs can make a dramatic difference in the quality of life for you or your spouse.
However, if the emergency responders recommend your loved one be sent to either of these hospitals, please remember you will have only 2-3 minutes to make that decision. The time to be raising questions about this program is now.
This seminar will help you find out about the program, hear from experts, and answer your questions.
ALL Fairfield Glade residents are invited and encouraged to attend, in addition to FGNWC coordinators and members of existing Glade neighborhood groups.
The agenda will consist of five items with plenty of time for questions & answers of the panel of experts following all the presentations:
1. Introduction of Board Members and guests – Charlie Larkin, Chair.
2. Update of the Decal Program – Evelyne Kornreich, Vice Chair.
FGNW Decals Available at this meeting, 1-$2.50 or 2-$4.
3. Security Update from Randy Hoover, Chief, FG Public Safety.
4. Elections – Chair, Secretary, and Special Projects Officer.
5. FEATURE PRESENTATION: Heart Attack & Stroke – A presentation of a new Cumberland County Heart Attack and Stroke Program.
A. Randy Davidson, CCEMS, Paramedic Supervisor and Training Officer. His presentation focuses on what happens during a heart attack and stroke and what role Cumberland County EMS plays in the treatment process, as well as other options that the victim has available to them.
B. Brief Review of critical health care documents on the FGNWC website – Don O’Dell, Secretary
C. Role of Medicare/Medicaid in these new Cumberland County programs, how to describe this program as you check with your insurance, plus other pertinent Medicare information – Jeff Cavanaugh, Upper Cumberland SHIP.
D. The TN Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST) form, Advanced Directives, Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) instructions, Vial of Life, Medical Power of Attorney, Living Wills and their relationship to these new Cumberland County programs – Ms. Melanie Shada, Estate Planning and Elder Law.
E. Resources and Procedures of Cumberland Medical Center (CMC) in executing the documented treatment wishes of patients and the steps to be taken should these patient wishes not be followed – Ms. Rebecca Foster, Executive Director of Quality and Patient Safety and Interim Chief Nursing Officer, CMC.
Questions from the audience will be entertained at the end of the program and will be directed to a panel of all the presenters.