Your ED Overcrowding is Costing Stroke Patients Brain Tissue

By Brittany Means, RN, BSN   |   January 12, 2017

1.9 million neurons, 14 billion synapses, and 7.5 miles of myelinated fibers — this is what a brain experiencing an acute stroke loses every MINUTE that passes without...

How One EMS System is Working to Improve Care Systems in Time-Sensitive Emergencies

By Hannah Ostrem   |   January 5, 2017

When the concept for EMS was born nearly 50 years ago, it was meant to be an integrated part of a smooth system of care beginning with the call to EMS dispatch and...

Treating Wake Up Stroke with tPA: New Data Suggests Feasibility

By Brittney Nelson, BSN, RN, SCRN   |   December 27, 2016

With an estimated 25%, or 1 in 4 strokes considered "wake up strokes," where the patient wakes up to find they've suffered deficits and are unsure how long it has been...

Who's On First -- The Frightening Reality of Healthcare Communication

By Shane Elmore, RN   |   December 14, 2016

Who's on First is an original comedy skit that was made famous by Abbot and Costello back in the early 1940's. It's a classic illustration of two people talking, but it's...

Change is Here to Stay: What That Means for Healthcare and the Beloved Pager.

By Shane Elmore, RN   |   October 18, 2016

When it comes to communication in healthcare, do you ever feel like you're playing a game of "telephone?"

One of the most challenging aspects of living in the...

Miscommunication Found to be #1 Cause of Preventable Disability or Death in Hospitals

By Hannah Ostrem   |   October 11, 2016

Imagine this: It's a busy Saturday evening at the hospital. You are understaffed and overworked and it's one of those days where everything seems to be happening at once....

From Swim Races to Emergency Cases: How to Shatter Times and Set New Records

By Cynthia Bradford Lencioni   |   August 30, 2016
The author competes in a high school 200 meter freestyle race.

800 m freestyle 8:04.79 (World Record) Katie Ledecky August 12, 2016

400 m freestyle 3:56.46...

Montgomery County Hospital District EMS Publishes Study to Examine Pre-Hospital Evaluation of LVO Stroke

By Hannah Ostrem   |   August 23, 2016

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