Stroke: EMS Transport Options

Following the onset of stroke it has been estimated that with every passing minute, prior to reperfusion therapy, a mind boggling 14 billion synapses and 1.9 million brain cells are lost. As EMS professionals we must strive to make quality emergency decisions. When it comes to a patient having a stroke your ability to quickly recognize, and respond with the appropriate treatment and transport decision, plays a critical role in determining the patient’s overall outcome. This lesson is designed to empower EMS professionals to make quality emergency transport decisions on behalf of stroke patients, by identifying the capabilities and limitations of various destination options.

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