Today is World Stroke Day. The purpose of this day is “to communicate a unified message to the world: stroke is a preventable and treatable catastrophe, and together we can fight this growing epidemic.” Learn more about World Stroke Day from the World Stroke Organization.
All EMS Professionals should know the signs and symptoms of a stroke, how to assess a stroke using a prehospital stroke assessment scale, and the most appropriate destination for stroke patients in their service area. Follow these Everyday EMS Tips to learn more about Stroke.
1. Visit RapidCE.com to take a continuing education lesson on stroke assessment and treatment. 1.0 CECBEMS approved CE available for ALS and BLS providers.
2. Listen to an Everyday EMS Tips interview with Dr. Joseph Clark, a neuroscientist at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Clark is a former EMT that researches medical devices for prehospital stroke detection.
3. Join the MedicCast extra. There you will find numerous articles, podcasts, and other resources about stroke and other medical emergencies.
4. View additional resources on StrokeS from the CDC.