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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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"Historically, EMS used to take people not necessarily to the closest hospital, but to the closest primary stroke center," says Sanders.
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.
These might include hospitals associated with universities and medical schools; regional stroke centers or stroke-certified hospitals (Google "Find a Certified Stroke Center Near You: NPR"); and hospitals participating in the American Heart Associations Get With The Guidelines stroke program (Google "Get with the Guidelines--Stroke Hospitals," then click on "View List of Hospitals").
The implementation was partly in preparation for an application for Joint Commission-certified comprehensive stroke center status, which was approved in 2016.
Each facility self-identified as Acute Stroke Capable, Primary Stroke Center, Department of Health Designation, or no response.
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.
It advanced the idea that "A stroke system should ensure that all patients having signs or symptoms of stroke be transported to the nearest primary stroke center or hospital with an equivalent designation, given the available acute therapeutic interventions." In 2008, CDC, the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors and the University of Georgia collected information on stroke policy among the states and the District of Columbia.
The new program will bring the expertise of a stroke center to a patient's bedside, improving outcomes and lowering costs through more timely and accurate diagnoses, said Dr.
Rich Pitts, DO, PhD, has been appointed medical director of Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, a 450-bed teaching hospital that includes a trauma center, burn center and stroke center with 15 residencies and 300 physicians in training and an attending staff of 400 physicians.
Our stroke center, like several others, offers two ongoing support groups.
(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.
Larry Goldstein, director of the Duke Stroke Center in Durham, N.C.