Study finds paramedics skilled in identifying strokes

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


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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.

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