Stroke Recognition and Treatment in the Prehospital Setting-Kim Pruett
This session will review different stroke presentations syndromes, including different pre-hospital clinical testing strategies used to recognize stroke in the pre-hospital setting. The lecture will also discuss the newest technology and interventions for the treatment of stroke and the impact on EMS patient transport decisions.
1. Define stroke and understand brain anatomy and circulation;
2. Recognize different stroke syndromes and their varying clinical presentations and pre-hospital stroke testing options;
3. Know the difference between primary and comprehensive stroke centers as EMS destinations;
4. Recognize and understand different types of stroke interventions and treatment.
Accuracy of Prediction Instruments for Diagnosing Large Vessel Occlusion in Individuals With Suspected Stroke: A Systematic Review for the 2018 Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke. Eric E EE Smith Stroke 49(3). American Heart Association; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2018. 0039-2499
Prehospital Prediction of Large Vessel Occlusion in Suspected Stroke Patients. Kevin J KJ Keenan. Current Atherosclerosis Reports 20(7). 2018-5-21. 1523-3804
After passing the course, your certificate will be available for download here.