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March 30, 2012

Study finds paramedics skilled in identifying strokes

Results were presented at the 64th annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in New Orleans

Health Daily Digest

NEW ORLEANS — Stroke risk suspected by paramedics is probably right as a paramedic is able to diagnose stroke patients with a 99.3 percent specificity, suggested a study that will be presented at the 64th annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in New Orleans.

A paramedic is a healthcare expert that works in emergency medical situations and provides advanced levels of care for medical emergencies and trauma. Paramedics provide out-of-hospital treatment and some diagnostic services.

Full story: Study finds paramedics skilled in identifying strokes

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