Comprehensive Stroke Training and Guidelines

Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability in the U.S. and kills more than 140,000 people nationwide each year. Comprehensive stroke care includes data analysis and quality assurance efforts to streamline stroke patient assessment, care and transport. This series explores how EMS can quickly identify stroke, through dispatch protocols, assessment scales, diagnostic tools and mobile stroke units to transport patients to the most appropriate stroke care facility.


Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability in the U.S. and kills more than 140,000 people nationwide each year. Comprehensive stroke care includes data analysis and quality assurance efforts to streamline stroke patient assessment, care and transport. This series explores how EMS can quickly identify stroke, through dispatch protocols, assessment scales, diagnostic tools and mobile stroke units to transport patients to the most appropriate stroke care facility.

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