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How prehospital stroke management in the new era of endovascular care is helping EMS providers
In recognition of National Stroke Awareness Month, EMS1, Medtronic Neurovascular and the IPSA are holding this special webinar.
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. EMS providers are regularly responding to patients who show warning signs of a stroke, and every second matters when it comes to treating stroke. That’s why early detection and prompt care play a crucial role in determining outcomes for stroke patients.
Dr. Taillac will discuss the use and reliability of various stroke identification scales; how to understand the physiology and presentation of patients with large vessel occlusion strokes (LVO); review recent literature demonstrating improved outcomes of selected patients with LVO strokes who undergo endovascular care and conclude with a review of new AHA/ASA guidelines for patients with positive LVO screens.
Instructor Biography: Dr. Taillac is an emergency physician and an Associate Professor of Surgery, within the Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. He is a member of the teaching faculty at the University and educates resident physicians and medical students. Dr. Taillac's focus of interest and expertise is Emergency Medical Services (EMS). He is the Utah State EMS Medical Director for the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness, Utah Department of Health. He is a member of the editorial board for the journals Prehospital Emergency Care and Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. He helped launch the paramedic program for West Valley City Fire and EMS and has been their Medical Director for over 10 years. As part of the University Global Health Initiative, he has helped develop EMS and emergency medicine programs in India, Nepal and Ghana.
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