Innovations in Stroke Care: the Big Picture for EMS
by Rommie Duckworth, Fire Officer / EMS Coordinator / Educator at New England Ctr for Rescue and Emergency Medicine on Sep 24, 2011
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Not so long ago pre-hospital stroke care consisted of little more than O2, IV and transport to the ED. In-hospital treatment consisted primarily of therapy to help patients manage their disabilities. ...
Not so long ago pre-hospital stroke care consisted of little more than O2, IV and transport to the ED. In-hospital treatment consisted primarily of therapy to help patients manage their disabilities. In 1996 thrombolytics were approved for use, ushering in the era of modern stroke care. In 2011, as hospitals are developing new methods of treatment for stroke victims, what new options are available for EMS? This program will show you new treatments like site-specific thrombolytics, clot corkscrews, neuroprotective magnesium, cranial hypothermia, stem cell implantation and the role of EMS in delivering these cutting edge care techniques. This lecture is a fast paced, fun and pertinent presentation of the emerging developments in neurovascular medicine.
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Learning Objectives: Students will learn:
-The Impact of Cerebrovascular Care on the US Healthcare System.
-Pathophysiology and differentiation of embolic, thrombotic, hemorrhagic and lacunar strokes and stroke imitators.
-Stroke specific assessment techniques including Pre-hospital and In-Hospital Stroke Scales.
-Emerging cerebrovascular care technologies including interventional neurology telemedi-cine, intra-arterial TPa, microbubble therapy, clot vacuuming, cerebral hypothermia, neu-roprotective magnesium and stem cell implantation.
-The role of the EMS provider in comprehensive stroke care.
For more information, stroke resources and other presentations like this one, go to www.romduckworth.com
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