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Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S. Over the past few years, what we know about the treatment of stroke has taken a huge leap forward, and by effectively triaging stroke in the field, EMS providers can help save lives and reduce long-term deficits in stroke victims.

The EMS1 stroke topic contains news, research analysis, training and takeaways on EMS stroke assessment and treatment of both ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke. Learn more about the importance of timely triage, how systems of care have improved outcomes for stroke patients, the latest stroke assessment tools, from FAST to PHAST, how to diagnose stroke mimics, and how to reduce door to drug times.

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Nine interactive scenarios designed to enhance your understanding of seizures, strokes and common acute patient presentations
The University of Birmingham team will evaluate saliva, blood and urine samples in those with suspected stroke
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“This is a tremendous loss to the community,” the Upper Perkiomen Valley Ambulance wrote about Jay Miles
This webinar covers stroke assessment, recognition and timely decision-making as to where to transport a patient for intervention
Takeaways from the 90-plus posters on display at this year’s National Association of EMS Physicians annual meeting
Ashley Hammontree encourages other survivors to never lose hope
The Bicycle Emergency Response Team is engaging the community, while providing quick response to difficult-to-access venues
How to differentiate between a stroke and the viral infection Justin Bieber is suffering from
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Stroke awareness may be up, but comorbidities have increased, too, said the study’s senior researcher
How effective are mobile stroke units at decreasing time to tPA administration and improving functional neurologic outcomes?
The 2022 ESO EMS Index also showed an increase in stroke assessment performance, and that most patients were transported without lights and siren
Harris County ESD11 Mobile Healthcare developed 10 commandments to set initial expectations while onboarding 200 paramedics
Nathan Register’s Pasco County Fire Rescue crew did not transport a woman allegedly suffering stroke symptoms, who later died
The American Stroke Association’s research showed that hospital arrival time varies by stroke history, race, age and marital status
This app helps EMS providers triage symptoms more accurately and quickly – and get the patient to the right facility without delay
Learn how this tool has the potential to positively impact prehospital stroke care
The UCSF physician team discusses how to best treat our stoke patients in the pre-hospital setting
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reported patients treated in a mobile stroke unit receive treatment faster and have lower mortality