Comparison of Emergency Medical Service Stroke Identification and Neurologist In-Hospital Stroke Assessment: Results of the Pilot Study of Genova Network
Andrea Furgani, MD, Silvia Distefano, MD, Lavinia Ferraro, EMD-Q, Silvano Ruffoni, MD, Francesco Bermano, MD
Mar 04, 2020|AEDR 2019 Vol. 7 Issue 3|Original Research
Acute stroke is one of the five time-dependent conditions (first hour quintet, FHQ) that emergency medical services (EMS) must manage better and faster; early identification and treatment are critical to reduce both immediate damage and long-term disability. For Emergency Medical Communication Centers, the rapid and accurate identification of stroke patients is the challenge to be won in the coming years. The main objective of this study is to evaluate the ability of Emergency Medical Dispatchers (EMDs) and rescuers to rapidly and...