Project UPSTART: the Use of Procedural Standardization to Reduce Recognition to Repferfusion (R2R) Time in ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI)


Comprehensive Documents

  1. Project UPSTART: An Introduction and Overview (.pdf)
    This document provides a general overview of UPSTART and introduces important ideas and concepts. It also discusses the day to day actions and requirements necessary for success of the basic process and the items available for implementation support, etc.
  2. Questions and Answers: The Project UPSTART Textbook (.pdf)
    The Textbook is a more comprehensive discussion of Project UPSTART. It discusses in depth many key concepts including how to utilize the basic UPSTART process to forge cooperative linkages with EMS and other institutions.
  3. The Institutional Data Collection Sheet (.doc)
    This form collects important information about your current STEMI treatment practices that will be important for improving your system. Respondents should open the document in Word format, fill it out, save it, and attach it to an email to

Basic Forms & Templates

This section contains access to the majority of forms and documents utilized in Project UPSTART. In most cases, printable .pdf files are linked. For a general introduction and access to more detailed information please see the About Project UPSTART page of this website.

  1. Process Flowchart
  2. Screening ECG Protocol
  3. STEMI ALERT Process
  4. STEMI ALERT Packet (envelope)
  5. STEMI ALERT Packet (contents)
  6. STEMI ALERT Packet (samples)
  7. Provider Training - Overview Brochure
  8. Auxiliary Forms
  9. Miscellaneous Forms (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)

Publicity forms

  1. Project UPSTART Color Guide (.pdf)
  2. STEMI Stop Sign (.pdf)
  3. Got STEMI? (.pdf)

Audio-Visual Resources

  1. Project UPSTART Intro Video
    An 8 minute introductory video giving an overview of Project UPSTART.
  2. Project UPSTART STEMI Training (Part 1)
  3. Project UPSTART STEMI Training (Part 2)