S2E33 - Evolving your Stroke System of Care

S2E33 - Evolving your Stroke System of Care
  • Lecture Credits: 1.0
  • Designed for: MFR, EMT, AEMT/Spec, EMT-P
  • Category: Medical
  • During this podcast CE course, we welcome Dr. Edward Jauch to the show. He is the Chief of System Research, at the Mission Research Institute / Mission Health System. Dr. Jauch’s experience with both neurologic emergencies and emergency medicine, along with his interest in and appreciation for EMS, has made him a bit of an expert in the development of stroke systems of care from the ground up. Most recently, Ed was the primary author of the 2021 Recommendations for Regional Stroke Destination Plans in Rural, Suburban, and Urban Communities from the Prehospital Stroke System of Care Consensus Conference, which is the focus of today’s episode. This consensus paper provides local and regional EMS agencies and stroke advisory committees with guiding principles and recommendations for how to integrate the elements of a stroke system of care in three key regional settings: urban, suburban and rural settings. It also takes into account the differences in resources, hospital certifications, geography, and population density. Additionally, it seeks to inform or update EMS about new models and systems of acute ischemic stroke care, especially mechanical thrombectomy for large vessel occlusion stroke, and how they affect their stroke systems of care. You can find a link to the 2021 Recommendations for Regional Stroke Destination Plans in Rural, Suburban, and Urban Communities at stroke.org/stroketransportplans.

  • Keller Williams
  • Oakland