Full list of Stroke 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.
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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How to use the RACE scale for stroke severity–
Use the RACE scale to measure stroke severity in patients.
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.
Remember 2 Things: Stroke patient assessment and management–
Fine tune your stroke patient assessment with these tips. Remember to confirm the time when patient's mental status was normal and repeating "You can't teach an old dog new tricks" assesses much more than slurred speech. Learn more about stroke care and treatment.
Brain researcher gives TED Talk about studying her own stroke–
Brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor studied her own stroke as it happened — and has become a powerful voice for brain recovery.
How a stroke affects the brain–
Khan Academy explains what happens to the brain during a stroke, and goes over some of the common causes