The ACS Network has just launched the
Dial Don't Drive (DDD) Campaign.
The ACS Network has just launched their Dial Don't Drive (DDD) Campaign. This is in conjunction with Shared Health, St. Boniface Hospital Foundation and the Heart and Stroke Foundation, as our key partners. This initiative is a public awareness campaign aimed at increasing the use of 911 calls for people who are worried they might be having a heart attack. Of all Canadian provinces with a cardiac centre, Manitoba has the lowest rate for 911 use among STEMI patients.
As part of the campaign Shared Health has agreed to place DDD decals on every ambulance in the province!
In Manitoba, there are more than 3,000 heart attacks every year – yet only 53% of Manitobans experiencing a life-threatening heart attack call 911. Every hour treatment for a heart attack is delayed, the risk of heart damage increases by 10%. The Manitoba Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) Network is a collection of healthcare professionals dedicated to improving the outcomes of those living with heart disease. Visit their website and follow them on Instagram to learn more about their new Dial Don’t Drive campaign on the importance of dialing 911 for heart attack symptoms. As a network of healthcare providers, the ACS Network is always educating, harmonizing, and improving. Join our regular communications to stay up-to-date and informed by subscribing to our newsletter. You can be added to our mailing list by visiting www.mbacsnetwork.ca
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