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Stroke Care

The EMS1 stroke topic contains news, research analysis, training and takeaways on EMS stroke assessment and treatment of both ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke.

NAEMSP and NATA recommend a cool first, transport second approach to exertional heat stroke treatment with cold water immersion therapy
How is your agency faring on these important metrics?
By working on prescription compliance, smoking cessation and other risk factors, community medics can make a difference in the lives of stroke patients
New graphics, a CT scanner and equipment for testing and treatment have been added to Houston’s Mobile Stroke Unit
Lessons learned from implementation of a telestroke program
Here’s a breakdown of differences in Bell’s palsy and stroke symptoms and prehospital care differences
MindRhythm’s device, Harmony, is a feasible tool for use in the prehospital setting
Monitoring AVPU and other vital signs will help determine if the patient is improving, worsening or responding to treatment
The Micro-X Head CT is intended for use in ambulances, allowing for immediate stroke diagnosis
Reframe your thinking to get patients with atypical neurologic emergency symptoms immediate care
Officials identify several reasons for patient surge in Oahu emergency departments
When the conditions are ripe, the distinction between intoxication and a diabetic emergency can easily be blurred
Learn common triggers, assessment findings, and the different phases and classifications of seizures
Challenge your expertise on stroke, seizures, shock and more
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
Zayn suffers from hypoplastic left heart syndrome which puts him at high risk for a stroke
HELP training is a new program offered to houses of worship and religious community groups
The call volume has been increasing every year and includes more than drug-related overdoses
“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
Is a systolic of 200 an emergency in itself?
Dispatcher Asisha Milton will never forget this call