When your EMS team gets the call, make sure our toolkit is riding along.
In 2015, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association published an update to acute ischemic stroke (AIS) treatment guidelines. It included a number of recommendations that can improve patient outcomes, both in survival and quality of life.
To help turn that potential into a reality, the AHA/ASA has created an AIS Toolkit, including resources for EMS teams as well as healthcare professionals and patients.
Among the EMS tools are new algorithms for severity-based stroke triage and new stroke screening and severity tools for large vessel occlusion (LVO).
The new tools are designed to help EMS professionals make prompt, accurate patient assessments. The information can then be used to provide vital information to the treatment team while transporting the patient to the closest appropriate facility.
You’ll find your AIS toolkit ready and waiting at StrokeAssociation.org/AISToolkit. Put it to work now.
About the American Stroke Association
- The American Stroke Association is devoted to saving people from stroke — the No. 2 cause of death in the world and a leading cause of serious disability. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat stroke. The Dallas-based association officially launched in 1998 as a division of the American Heart Association. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-888-4STROKE or visit StrokeAssociation.org. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.