EMS providers need to know about stroke treatment and care. The stroke care topic provides that critical information when seconds matter.
Full list of Stroke Care results
Webinar: How prehospital stroke management with new endovascular care is helping EMS providers–
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. EMS providers are regularly responding to patients who show warning signs of a stroke, and every second matters when it comes to treating stroke. That’s why early detection and prompt care play a crucial role in determining outcomes for stroke patients. In honor of National Stroke Awareness Month, EMS1, Medtronic Neurovascular and the IPSA are holding this special webinar.
In this webinar, Dr. Peter Taillac, an emergency physician and an associate professor of surgery, within the division of emergency medicine at the University of Utah Health, will share how new endovascular care is helping EMS providers.
Remember 2 Things: Stroke center designations–
Steve Whitehead, host of Remember 2 Things, discusses two types of stroke center designations to keep in mind if a patient you're transporting is having a stroke.
Excellance, Inc. equips mobile stroke treatment units with CT scanners to diagnose, treat on the scene–
Excellance, Inc. finishes new Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit for Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
Stroke ambulances dramatically cut treatment time–
Cleveland Clinic reports how studies from their Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit (MSTU) are dramatically cutting treatment time. Excellance, Inc. manufactured the MSTU and there are currently only 11 units in the world like this one that are active.
Progressive Paramedicine: How to assess for a large vessel occlusion stroke–
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Review the assessment of stroke, especially the identification of a large vessel occlusion, as a prehospital provider. The three cortical signs to assess for an LVO are described in this episode of Progressive Paramedicine, an EMS1 original video series.
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Rush Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit by Excellance–
Rush University Medical Center discusses their new Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit manufactured by Excellance, Inc.
How to use the RACE scale for stroke severity–
Use the RACE scale to measure stroke severity in patients.
Remember 2 Things: Powerful tips for moving EMS patients–
Patient handling is a skill EMTs and paramedics use on nearly every patient contact. In this episode of Remember 2 Things host Steve Whitehead shares two tips for lifting and moving patients - the crossed arm carry and creating trust with.
MSTU Redundant Air Conditioning–
Excellance, Inc. has a new video series to help agencies better understand their new units. This video focuses on the redundant air conditioning on the Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit manufactured by Excellance.
Excellance MSTU: Performing A Daily Cal & QA–
Excellance shows how to perform a daily cal and QA on the portable CT scanner for the Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit.
Excellance's Mobile Stroke Unit In Action and Saving Lives–
The Cleveland Clinic shows how the Mobile Stroke Unit by Excellance saves brain function and lives.
Remember 2 Things: Altered mental status in geriatric patients–
EMS providers frequently assess geriatric patients with altered mental status. This EMS1 training video reviews two common conditions — hypoglycemia and sepsis — that can cause changes in a patient's mental status.
After watching Steve Whitehead discuss these conditions, learn more about sepsis assessment and treatment in articles from Kelly Grayson and Rom Duckworth. Then share your geriatric assessment tips in the comments.
Remember 2 Things: Stroke mimics–
Several conditions mimic or look like stroke. Remember the two things — hypoglycemia and seizures — that can often look like stroke in this EMS1 training video from Steve Whitehead.
After watching, share your experience with stroke scales in the comments, watch another episode of Remember 2 Things on improving stroke recognition and response, and read more about stroke assessment scales.
Remember 2 Things: Improving stroke recognition and response by EMS providers–
Stroke recognition is one of the most important roles of paramedics and EMTs. This episode of Remember Two Things reviews the importance of using the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale to identify stroke. Show host Steve Whitehead also discusses early notification of the hospital of a suspected stroke. Alerting the hospital early makes a remarkable difference to the speed of patient care.
After watching, share your experience with stroke scales in the comments and read more about stroke scales.
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