Stroke Diagnostic Tool Saves Time and Brain
The International Academies of Dispatch Research (IAED) recently released a summary of current stroke research that examined how dispatchers can make a difference in patient outcomes.
Research on emergency medical dispatchers' use of a Stroke Diagnostic Tool shows how early identification and pre-alert points for strokes improve patient outcomes. The tool helps dispatchers identify twice as many strokes as medical personnel on scene.
With smart ID and accurate alerts from dispatchers, EMS personnel can quickly and effectively provide appropriate treatment while alerting hospitals to prepare for an incoming stroke victim.
Read more on the benefits of using the Stroke Diagnostic Tool in the IAED's summary provided here.