Enhancing EMS stroke recognition and adequate prehospital care lowers mortality and reduces long-term disability 1,2

Did you know that a stroke occurs every 40 seconds, affecting ~795,000 people in the US each year? 3

As an EMS professional, your role is critical in optimizing stroke care to help to lower mortality and long-term disability associated with stroke:

  • Ensure you know your region’s routing protocols and the stroke capabilities of hospitals in your area
  • Request performance metrics from EMS data capture to review and identify areas of improvement
  • Spread awareness by educating the community in recognizing the signs of stroke and learning how to take action. Calling 911 and using EMS helps provide optimal prehospital stroke care

Enhance and supplement your knowledge by reviewing the EMS Trainer’s Stroke Slide Kit.

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Know how to effectively recognize the signs of stroke and share this information