Bringing the Hospital to the Patient: Why and How to Implement a Mobile Stroke Unit in your Community

Bringing the Hospital to the Patient: Why and How to Implement a Mobile Stroke Unit in your Community

Webinar Aug 01, 2017
Start Date:

Live Webinar

When: August 30, 2017

1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT

Stroke is one of the true time-sensitive enemies EMS faces. The only FDA-approved treatment for ischemic strokes (87% of all strokes), tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), must be given within three hours of symptom onset, yet only 3%–8.5% of U.S. patients who are eligible for tPA get it. Delays can occur in symptom recognition and calling 9-1-1; with prolonged scene and ED times; and in the hospital getting scanned and treated.

Could taking treatment to these patients, rather than these patients to treatment, produce better outcomes?


James C. Grotta, MD
• Director of Stroke Research, Clinical Institute for Research and Innovation, Memorial Hermann–Texas Medical Center
• Director, Mobile Stroke Unit Consortium
• Vascular neurologist, Memorial Hermann Medical Group
• Manager, Grotta Stroke Ventures LLC.

May Nour, MD, PhD

• Assistant Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
• Interventional and Vascular Neurologist
• Department of Neurology, UCLA Comprehensive Stroke Center
• Director, UCLA Mobile Stroke Rescue Program
• Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Neuroradiology

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