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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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Guo Weiping, CEO of Universal Medical, said that in future the company would accelerate the establishment of stroke project network and medical alliance according to the long-term plan of the State Council and help achieve the goal to make stroke centers cover over 60% counties, 80% cities and 100% provinces by 2020 for better stroke prevention and treatment for Chinese.
The DNV GL Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification is given to esteemed hospitals that have specific abilities to receive and treat the most complex stroke cases from the initial and rapid diagnosis, advanced and state-of-the art treatment, comprehensive rehabilitation program and community wide stroke education - and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes.
Aiming to provide insight and updated information to physicians, nurses, therapists, and administrators, who are planning and evolving the programs necessary for dealing with stroke patients, Rymer, Summers, and Khatri present this second edition of The Stroke Center handbook, as they support the optimum scenario, that each health organization has a plan for treatments and acute intervention, as well as prevention and neurorehabilitation, when the patient arrives.
Luke's Hospital): I would take another view of the primary stroke center process.
Scott Kasner, director of the comprehensive A stroke center at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
The purpose and goal of a stroke center is to consistently provide evidence-based stroke care.
The warning signs of stroke--sudden onset of symptoms such as confusion, trouble speaking or understanding, seeing, walking, loss of balance, weakness affecting an arm or leg or one side of the body, or sudden severe headache--should signal a call to 911 and rapid transport by ambulance to the nearest stroke center, experts say.
Emergency responders will do an initial assessment, and if they suspect a stroke, they'll try to take the person directly to a primary stroke center.
Since 2003, the non-profit Joint Commission has led the Primary Stroke Center Certification Program (see sidebar article) to recognize medical facilities that meet criteria for providing the best in stroke care.
A hospital without stroke center designation may not have a neurologist available at all times.
Glendale Adventist, which houses a certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center, utilizes both the race and its proceeds to increase awareness of the community's second leading cause of death, promote recognition of stroke symptoms and encourage anyone who spots them to quickly get the victim to an Advanced Primary Center.
GOLDSTEIN, MD, FAAN, FAHA, Professor of Medicine, Division of Neurology, Director, Duke Stroke Center, Duke