Huron Regional Medical Center

Fall 2014

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HURON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 172 4TH STREET SE HURON, SD 57350 This publication in no way seeks to serve as a substitute for professional medical care. Consult your physician before undertaking any form of medical treatment or adopting any exercise program or dietary guidelines. Check out (click on "Calendar of Events") for the most up-to-date listings. MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUPS/MEETINGS Alzheimer's Support Group HRMC Legacy Plaza Classroom 107, meets the first Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. (605) 339-4543 Heart Smart Cardiac – Better Breathers Pulmonary Support Group HRMC Legacy Plaza Auditorium, meets the third Wednesday of every month at noon (605) 353-6531 Hospice Volunteer Meeting HRMC Legacy Plaza Classroom 108, meets the last Tuesday of every month at 3 p.m. (605) 353-6520 Look Good … Feel Better ® HRMC Legacy Plaza Boardroom, meets the second Monday of every other month from 1 to 3 p.m. (605) 353-6573 Overeaters Anonymous HRMC Legacy Plaza Classroom 108, meets Mondays at 5:30 p.m. (605) 352-5958 HRMC Prenatal Education Classes Legacy Plaza Auditorium, meets on Tuesdays of every other month at 7:30 p.m. (605) 353-6251 Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Support Group HRMC Dakota Room, meets the third Tuesday of every month at 4 p.m. (605) 353-6531 HRMC Foundation Papa Luigi Fundraiser Saturday, March 7, 2015 Calendar information was correct at time of printing and is subject to change. Persons or groups interested in having a health-related event listed on this calendar should call (605) 353-6573 or email HRMC Calendar of Upcoming Events To be removed from this mailing list, please write to Well One Connection at 172 4th Street SE, Huron, SD 57350, or email New Equipment for Cardiac Resuscitation Huron Regional Medical Center's emergency room recently received automatic chest compression equipment as part of a statewide grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to purchase lifesaving equipment that can increase survival rates for patients who experience sudden cardiac arrest. The project, coordinated by the South Dakota Department of Health and Department of Public Safety, included purchasing the LUCAS™ 2 Chest Compression System and training emergency personnel to use the device at every hospital and ambulance in South Dakota. "When cardiac arrest occurs, the heart stops abruptly, and the person collapses and loses consciousness," says Pat Woolridge, RN, BSN, MHA, emergency department director and trauma program coordinator for HRMC. "The victim will die in a very short time unless a normal heart rhythm is restored within minutes through cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation, or electric shock to the heart." Chest compression, in which an emergency responder pushes on the outside of the patient's chest to encourage the heart to begin beating again, is a vital part of the response to cardiac arrest. "Keeping someone alive often requires doing chest compression for an extended period of time," says William Miner, MD, an internist with Tschetter & Hohm Clinic and emergency room medical director for HRMC. "An automated chest compression device delivers the necessary chest compressions more effectively and consistently, increasing the patient's chances of survival." "We are grateful for the gift of this lifesaving equipment," says Woolridge. "The LUCAS 2 frees up one rescuer to perform other essential lifesaving procedures while maintaining compressions consistently and reliably throughout the resuscitative effort." HRMC is a designated Community Trauma Hospital. To learn more about our emergency room, visit, click on "Services/Departments," then select "Emergency Room." Jackie Kleinsasser and Kristina Boetel, emergency room nurses at HRMC, use the LUCAS™ 2 Chest Compression System for cardiac resuscitation.

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