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stroke center

A tertiary care hospital that specializes in the care of patients with acute neurological dysfunction, esp. the administration of thrombolytic drugs to appropriately selected patients with acute ischemic stroke; the management of patient blood pressure, glucose levels, and electrolytes; early mobilization of patients; and the prevention of complications of stroke, including deep venous thrombosis, depression, malnutrition, and pressure ulcers.
See also: center
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Key elements of primary stroke centers include acute stroke teams, stroke units, written care protocols, and an integrated emergency response system.
It will offer easy access to information to help more stroke victims get to the closest advanced stroke center where they can receive the best care available, as fast as possible.
Concentric Medical has dramatically altered the treatment landscape for acute stroke by making it possible for Stroke Centers to fulfill their promise of improving patient's lives.
The Joint Commission developed the criteria for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, including recommendations from the Brain Attack Coalition and a multidisciplinary advisory panel of experts in complex stroke care.
And the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center is a Joint Commission designated Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center.
The subject of public procurement is the acquisition of new instrumentation at the department of rehabilitation and upgrade of HW and SW CT devices for the needs of the stroke center.
Wadley was the first hospital in Texarkana to achieve certification by The Joint Commission in 2008 as a primary stroke center and was designated by the state of Texas as a Level II primary stroke center in 2009.
South Nassau's Emergency Services Department is designated a regional Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health.
Bon Secours Health System): Looking at the clinical data has been helpful, but I think it's the recognition and prominence that the stroke center certifications and the work around neurosciences have promoted.
Stroke patients who need emergency care should be taken to the nearest certified primary stroke center, which acts as a central point for stroke treatment, according to recommendations from the Brain Attack Coalition (BAC), a group representing medical, scientific, nonprofit and government leaders in the field of stroke.
Anyone who is at the age of 30 or older with a neck injury should take an aspirin and go right away to a comprehensive stroke center," he said.