S2E3 - “Fostering a Culture of Continuous Learning - A discussion about EMS and stroke with Seitz and Sirens.” 10/20/20 (Michigan Only)

S2E3 - “Fostering a Culture of Continuous Learning - A discussion about EMS and stroke with Seitz and Sirens.” 10/20/20 (Michigan Only)
  • Lecture Credits: 0.5
  • Designed for: MFR, EMT, AEMT/Spec, EMT-P
  • Category: Medical
  • (Approved in Mi Only) In this episode, we discuss what to expect and consider if your EMS agency or hospital wants to use or is currently using a stroke severity scale. When an EMS provider or agency becomes convinced that a stroke severity scale is the right thing to adopt for their system, they often assume the best thing to do is take all stroke patients, or at least those with indicators of LVO, to stroke centers that can provide neuro intervention. It’s easy to consider bypassing one hospital for another in these situations, but the data clearly shows that the best thing we can do is gather ALL the necessary information related to the patient and their stroke. Then, transport them to the CLOSEST appropriate stroke center, which might not offer neuro interventional services like mechanical thrombectomy. Either way, it is a data driven decision steeped in evidence.

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