Enhancing EMS stroke recognition and prehospital care increases timely use of thrombolysis and thrombectomy 3
As an EMS professional, your role is critical in optimizing stroke care to help 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 learn 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.