Hays, Kansas– The Public CPR Training set for March 21 at HaysMed has been cancelled.
Hays, Kansas– It may take only a few minutes, but for the victim of sudden cardiac arrest, it can be the event of a lifetime.
Sudden cardiac arrest strikes about 250,000 adults in the United States annually. More than 95 percent of its victims die before reaching a hospital – many because they don’t receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation in time. Defibrillation is a process in which an electronic device gives an electric shock to the heart to help restore the heart’s normal rhythm.
To help improve those odds, the HaysMed DeBakey Heart Institute and the Hays Medical Center Foundation will hold its 19th annual Staying Alive Hands Only CPR Training on Saturday, March 21, at the Center for Health Improvement at Hays Medical Center. The one and one half hour class is designed for members of the general public, eight years and older; and is not for those seeking professional certification. More than 30 certified instructors and volunteers will donate their time to the event.
Classes in adult and pediatric CPR will be offered at 10:00 am. To register, call 1-800-248-0073, ext 5500 or 785-623-5500 or go to https://www.haysmed.com/education/
When performed immediately, CPR may double a cardiac arrest victim’s chances of survival by adding critical minutes to a patient’s life. With CPR, breathing and chest compressions circulate oxygenated blood to the brain, heart and other vital organs until defibrillation is performed.
Cardiac arrest survival is directly linked to the amount of time between the onset of sudden cardiac arrest and defibrillation. Chances of survival drop 7-10 percent with every minute of delay. Brain death starts to occur in just four to six minutes
Seventy-five to 80 percent of all sudden cardiac arrests happen at home, so knowing how to perform (CPR) can mean the difference between life and death for a loved one, according to the American Heart Association.
Hays, KS– HaysMed, part of The University of Kansas Health System, is pleased to welcome Kent Gleed, MD to the DeBakey Heart Institute. Dr. Gleed has recently begun seeing patients in the DeBakey Heart Clinic.
Dr. Kent Gleed is an electrophysiologist who focuses on the heart’s rhythm, or electrical, system and on diagnosing and treating heart rhythm abnormalities. Electrophysiologists are qualified to perform special tests of your heart’s electrical system to diagnose and treat abnormal heartbeats or arrhythmias.
“We are very happy to add Dr. Gleed to our heart team.” said Jeffery Curtis, MD, Director of Cardiology Services. “Having an electrophysiologist on staff will allow us to expand the services we can provide at HaysMed including cardiac ablation for patients with atrial fibrillation conditions. Dr. Gleed will be a great asset to our heart program.”
Dr. Gleed completed medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine and fellowships in cardiology and electrophysiology at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Gleed is board certified in cardiovascular disease and electrophysiology.
“HayMed is committed to providing the people of western Kansas with a full range of heart services and maintaining a strong cardiology presence in the region.” Curtis further added. “Our focus has always been to offer patients quality healthcare as close to home as possible.”
For more information or to request an appointment call 785-623-6544 or go to www.haysmed.com/cardiology
Hays, Kansas – HaysMed, part of The University of Kansas Health System, is pleased to welcome Tina L. Tinkel, DNP, APRN-AG. She will be seeing patients at the DeBakey Heart Clinic.
Tinkel has both a bachelor’s degree in nursing and doctorate in nursing practice with a major in Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Adult Gerontology, both from The University of Kansas Medical Center
“We are fortunate to add another provider to the DeBakey Heart Clinic especially with the ever increasing number of patients we are seeing” said Bryce Young, Chief Operating Officer. “Meeting the cardiology needs of our patients is our ultimate goal.”
To make an appointment call 785-625-4699 or go to https://www.haysmed.com/debakey-heart-institute
Hays, Kansas)— HaysMed, part of The University of Kansas Health System, will present a Cardiovascular Symposium on Friday, November 1, 2019. The program is jointly provided by HaysMed, part of The University of Kansas Health System and The University of Kansas Medical Center Continuing Education and Professional Development and the Area Health Education Center – West. The program will be held at HaysMed in the Hadley Conference Rooms.
Registration and breakfast for the program begins at 7:30 am. The program runs from 8:15 am – 4:45 pm. Topics covered include: advanced heart failure, atrial fibrillation, cardiac transplants and ventricular assist devices, preoperative and perioperative CV care and clearance in noncardiac surgery, update on the Kansas Heart and Stroke Collaborative, update from The University of Kansas Health System, cardiac pacing devices and remote monitoring, structural heart intervention including TAVR, mitral valve repair; PFO and left atrial closure, antithrombotic treatment for AFib and DVT: NOCAS, DOACS and warfarin; and CABG vs PCI for left main and multivessel CAD;
Speakers for the program include: Andrew Sauer, MD, Y. Mahdu Reddy, MD, FACC, FHRS, Nicholas A. Haglund, MD, Dak Burnett, MD, Robert Moser, MD, Eddie Herrman, CEO, Rigoberto Ramirez, MD, Mark Wiley, MD, and Greg Muehlebach, MD all with The University of Kansas Health System.
The program is designed for Physicians, PAs, APRN’s, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Social Workers, PTs, OTs and other interested Healthcare Professionals.
All participants requesting continuing education credit must complete verification of attendance and evaluation form online. Instructions will be distributed at the time of sign-in.
Physician: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The University of Kansas Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education and HaysMed, part of The University of Kansas Health System. The University of Kansas medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The KU Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of the participation in this activity.
CNE: Hays Medical Center is approved as a provider of continued nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. The course offering is approved for 8.5 contact hours applicable for RN, or LPN re-licensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing Approved Provider Number: LT0021-1138.
The HaysMed Respiratory Care Continuing Education Evaluator on behalf of the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts has approved this program for 6.5 CRCE Hours. Providership No. 004
Paperwork will be provided to submit to KOTA and KPTA for credits.
An application has been submitted to ASRT. Approval is pending.
Application has been submitted to EMS. Approval is pending.The fee for the program is $90 for non HaysMed employees, $45 for CAH employees. There is no registration fee for HaysMed Associates, Pawnee Valley Campus Associates, Great Bend Campus Associates and St. Rose Medical Pavilion Associates. You can register online: www.haysmed.com/education and click on professional education or registering by calling 785-623-5500. You may pay online with a valid credit card or may choose to be invoiced.
Refund of CE fees: Workshop fees will be refunded if notification of cancellation is made 24-hours prior to the workshop. Cancellation: HMC reserves the right to cancel any workshop that does not meet enrollment quota. All pre-registered attendees; will receive a full refund.
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Hays, Kansas – Dr. Byungsoo Ko, Cardiologist and Director of the Cardiovascular Cathertization Laboratory at HaysMed, part of The University of Kansas Health System, was recently elected to a Fellowship in the American College of Cardiology (ACC).
Fellowship is one of the most distinguished designations the AMCC offers its members, and is the ultimate recognition of professional achievement.
Based on outstanding credentials, achievements and community contributions to cardiovascular medicine, those who are elected to Fellowship signal to peers and patients their commitment to quality cardiovascular care through use of the FACC designation. Fellows of the ACC come from all specialties within cardiology and include adult cardiologists, pediatric cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, surgeons, researchers, academicians, specialists in a cardiovascular-related field and cardiovascular team members with advanced degrees.
The strongest evidence of achievement for those who earn the FACC designation comes from the applicant’s peers through letters of sponsorship attesting to their professional competence and commitment to excellence.
“Achieving FACC designation is an important professional milestone for Dr. Ko.” said Dr. Jeffery Curtis, Director of Cardiology Services at HaysMed. “We congratulate him and we are proud to have him as a colleague here at DeBakey Heart Institute at HaysMed.”
Hays, Kansas – HaysMed, part of The University of Kansas Health System, is pleased to welcome Luann Evert, APRN. She will be seeing patients at the DeBakey Heart Clinic.
Evert graduated from Fort Hays State University with a BS in Nursing, pre-med classes and also a masters in nurse practitioner and nursing education.
“We are very happy to have another provider to accommodate the increasing number of heart patients we are seeing at the DeBakey Heat Clinic.” said Dr. Jeffery Curtis, cardiologist and Administrative Director of Cardiology. “It’s exciting that our program continues to grow every year.”
To make an appointment call 785-623-4699 or go to www.haysmed.com/debakey-heart-institute/
Hays, Kansas – HaysMed, part of The University of Kansas Health System, is pleased to welcome Dr. Hema Pamulapati, MD, Cardiologist. She will be seeing patients at the DeBakey Heart Clinic.
Dr Pamulapati received her medical degree at the S.V.S. Medical College in India. She completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Missouri, Kansas City and a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
“As we continue to expand our cardiac program at HaysMed, Dr. Pamulapati will be an excellent addition to our medical staff” said Dr. Jeffery Curtis, cardiologist and Administrative Director of Cardiology.
To make an appointment call 785-623-4699 or go to www.haysmed.com/debakey-heart-institute/
Hays, KS– HaysMed, part of The University of Kansas Health System, is pleased to welcome Robert A. Phillips, MD, cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgeon to the DeBakey Heart Institute. Dr. Phillips began seeing patients July 1 at the DeBakey Heart Clinic.
“We are so very excited to have Dr. Phillips join our team,” said Bryce Young, Chief Operating Officer. “Because he specializes in all three areas of heart care, cardiac, thoracic and vascular, Dr. Phillips will be a great asset to our heart program.”
Dr. Phillips completed medical school at the University of Alabama. He completed a residency in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at the University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals and a fellowship in complex cardiac and thoracic aortic surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
“HayMed is committed to providing the people of western Kansas with exceptional heart care and maintaining a strong cardiology presence in the region.” Said Shae Veach, Vice President for Regional Operations. “Our goal is giving heart care patients the right treatment at the right time and providing this care as close to home as possible.”
For more information call 785-623-6544 or go to haysmed.com/debakeyheart
Hays, Kansas – HaysMed, part of The University of Kansas Health System, is proud to announce the certification of its cardiovascular/pulmonary rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This certification is recognition HaysMed’s commitment to improving the quality of life of patients by enhancing standards of care.
Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (e.g., heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery) and pulmonary problems (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD], respiratory symptoms) recover faster and live healthier. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.
To earn accreditation, HaysMed’s cardiovascular/pulmonary rehabilitation program participated in an application process that requires extensive documentation of the program’s practices. AACVPR Program Certification is the only peer-review accreditation process designed to review individual programs for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by AACVPR and other related professional societies. Each program’s application is reviewed by the AACVPR Program Certification Committee, and certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors.
In 2018, AACVPR moved to an outcomes-based process with performance measurements that represent more meaningful outcomes. Therefore, AACVPR-certified programs are leaders in the cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation field because they offer the most advanced practices available and have proven track records of high quality patient care. AACVPR Program Certification is valid for three years.
Founded in 1985, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the mission of reducing morbidity, mortality and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research and disease management. Central to the core mission is improving the quality of life for patients and their families. Learn more about AACVPR at www.aacvpr.org