HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Recommendations for the establishment of primary stroke centers

The Brain Attack Coalition's recommendations for a primary stroke center address the following 11 major aspects of acute stroke care:

  • Acute Stroke Teams -- The Acute Stroke Team should include a physician with experience in diagnosing and treating cerebrovascular disease, and one other healthcare provider as a minimum. Hospital-based stroke teams should be available around-the-clock, seven days a week in order to evaluate within 15 minutes any patient who may have suffered a stroke.

  • Written Care Protocols -- Hospitals should have written procedures to streamline and accelerate the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients. The availability of such protocols is a key step in reducing time to treatment as well as complications from treatment.

  • Emergency Medical Services -- Emergency medical services (EMS) have a vital role in the rapid transportation and survival of stroke patients. Improved coordination between hospitals and EMS is a cornerstone of a Primary Stroke Center. One element of a well integrated system would be effective communication between EMS personnel and the stroke center during rapid transport of a patient experiencing a stroke.

  • Emergency Department -- The emergency department staff should have training in diagnosing and treating stroke and have good lines of communication with both EMS and the acute stroke team.

  • Stroke Unit -- A Primary Stroke Center wishing to provide care beyond the initial life-threatening period should have access to a Stroke Unit where patients can receive specialized monitoring and care. Some hospitals may choose to stabilize patients and transfer them to another facility.

  • Neurosurgical Services -- Primary Stroke Centers should be able to provide neurosurgical services to stroke patients within two hours of when the services are deemed necessary.

  • Support of Medical Organization -- The facility and its staff, including administration, should be committed to
    '"/>


Contact: Margo Warren or Marian Emr
301-496-5751
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
19-Jun-2000


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Infant Feeding Recommendations
2. Licensed alcohol establishments continue to sell to intoxicated patrons
3. HIV testing should be routine part of primary health care for sexually active
4. Balance and better interactions between primary-care and specialist physicians improve US health
5. Finances, not having a dentist are primary barriers to seniors receiving needed dental care
6. Communication between primary-care physicians and patients can reduce medication-related problems
7. Collaborative care, training boosts adolescent depression treatment in primary care clinics
8. Requip tablets treat symptoms of primary RLS
9. Health issues may affect grandmothers who are primary caregivers
10. UCSD study cites lack of vigorous exercise as primary factor in adolescent obesity
11. Study in children challenges primary theory for stroke belt

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Recommendations for the establishment primary stroke centers

(Date:4/18/2014)... turns 160 years of neuroanatomy on its head. , ... essential for the fast transmission of impulses along the ... thought, according to a new work lead by Professor ... and the University,s Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative ... Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. , "Myelin is ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... psychologists have made a brain-related discovery that could ... , This discovery opens up the possibility that ... a specific brain activity that the researchers have ... Journal of Neuroscience has just published ... an associate professor of psychology and his doctoral ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... in benign prostate tissue was associated with high-grade, ... found even in those with low prostate-specific antigen ... Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention , a ... , An analysis of prostate tissue biopsies collected ... the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT) found that ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... One of the most popular vaccine brands for children ... may be overlooking some cost factors when choosing vaccines, ... expensive option, according to a new study by University ... administer can be driven by numerous factors," says Sheldon ... professor of computer science and of mathematics at the ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... AURORA, Colo. (April 17, 2014) Two recent ... Medicine researcher and colleagues may help scientists develop ... virus, Yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and other disease-causing ... of biochemistry and molecular genetics at the School ... the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and colleagues recently ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Finding turns neuroanatomy on its head 2Health News:Finding turns neuroanatomy on its head 3Health News:Scientists discover brain's anti-distraction system 2Health News:Chronic inflammation may be linked to aggressive prostate cancer 2Health News:Chronic inflammation may be linked to aggressive prostate cancer 3Health News:Study recalculates costs of combination vaccines 2Health News:CU researchers discover target for treating dengue fever 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. ... Mark was promoted from his current role of Chief Operating ... in Massachusetts , Mississippi ... 2012 with 20+ years of broad-based operations, sales, engineering and ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014  According to Millennium Research Group ... intelligence, the United States ... markets will expand moderately through 2022, with embolization ... particular, increasing interest in drug-eluting beads (DEBs) and ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that ... in its catalogue: ... Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users ... STUDY OBJECTIVES A drug delivery ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Tegra Medical Appoints New Chief Executive Officer 2Tegra Medical Appoints New Chief Executive Officer 3US and European Transcatheter Embolization and Occlusion Device Market to Surpass $1.6 Billion by 2022 2US and European Transcatheter Embolization and Occlusion Device Market to Surpass $1.6 Billion by 2022 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 2Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 4Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 5Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 6Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 7Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 8Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 9Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 10Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 11Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 12Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 13Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 14Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 15Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 16Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 17Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 18
Cached News: