Topic: Stroke Diagnostic Tool

Saving Brain in Stroke Patients

In April, 2014 MEDIC  Emergency Medical Services (MEDIC EMS) began activation of call-taker initiated activation of stroke alerts based off of the Stroke Diagnostic Tool on Protocol 28 (Stroke [CVA/Transient Ischemic Attack [TIA])—a tool in the Medical Priority Dispatch System™ (MPDS®) (Version 13, 2016, Priority Dispatch Corp., Salt Lake City, UT, USA). Stroke alerts are sent to the local stroke certified receiving facilities and then to the responding ambulance of the MPDS...

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Ist die Verwendung des Diagnoseinstruments zur Schlaganfallerkennen von Bedeutung?

IST DIE VERWENDUNG DES DIAGNOSEINSTRUMENTS ZUR SCHLAGANFALLERKENNUNG VON BEDEUTUNG? Ja! Es spart Zeit und rettet Gehirnmasse. Schlaganfälle Schlaganfälle unterbrechen die Blutversorgung zu einem Teil des Gehirns durch eine Blockierung oder Blutung. Die Zeitdauer, über die ein Schlaganfall die Blutzufuhr unterbricht, bestimmt den Umfang des verursachten Gehirnschadens. Die zügige Wiederherstellung des normalen Blutflusses zum Gehirn ist von entscheidender Bedeutung und erfordert eine...

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Stroke of Genius with Chuck Gipson

https//media.blubrry.com/aedr_podcast/p/content.blubrry.com/aedr_podcast/Episode08-2017-10-12-Chuck-Gipson_mixdown-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:39 — 29.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreIsabel talks with Chuck Gipson, Quality and Education Manager for MEDIC EMS. They discuss how emergency dispatchers were instrumental in getting the prehospital stroke alert off the ground, the importance of getting a...

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Importe-t-il d’utiliser l’outil diagnostic ?

IMPORTE-T-IL D’UTILISER L’OUTIL DIAGNOSTIC ? Oui ! Il fait gagner du temps et sauve le cerveau. AVC Les AVC interrompent l’approvisionnement sanguin à une partie du cerveau via un blocage ou un saignement. Le délai de l’interruption d’approvisionnement causé par l’AVC détermine la gravité des lésions cérébrales causées. La restauration rapide de la circulation sanguine normale au cerveau est d’une importance critique, nécessitant une identification...

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Does Using the Stroke Diagnostic Tool Matter?

DOES USING THE STROKE DIAGNOSTIC TOOL MATTER? Yes! It saves time and brain. Strokes Strokes interrupt blood supply to part of the brain through blockage or bleeding. The length of time a stroke interrupts the supply determines the amount of brain damage caused. Quickly restoring normal blood flow to the brain is critical, requiring smart identification and timely response. Smart Identification: Emergency Medical Dispatchers (EMDs) provide smart identification by knowing and recognizing stroke...

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Comparison of Emergency Medical Dispatcher Stroke Identification and Paramedic On-Scene Stroke Assessment

Some have argued that there is no need for a dispatcher stroke evaluation because emergency medical services (EMS) responders can perform a more detailed, in-person stroke evaluation in the field. In fact, little or no research exists to determine whether dispatch stroke evaluations are actually redundant when compared with EMS field responder assessments. : The purpose of this study is to determine whether some strokes identified by emergency medical dispatchers (EMDs)...

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Characterization of Hospital-Confirmed Stroke Evidence for Callers Who Were Unable to Complete Stroke Test Requests from the Emergency Medical Dispatcher

The findings of a recent study suggest that a patient’s inability to complete all three tasks in a stroke identification tool used by Emergency Medical Dispatchers (EMDs) is a uniquely strong predictor of stroke. s: To examine the characteristics of the 17 cases in which the patient was unable to complete all three tasks in the Stroke Diagnostic Tool (SDxT). Methods: The retrospective descriptive study utilized stroke data from three sources in Salt Lake County, Utah,...

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