EDITOR'S NOTE: Special thanks to guest author, Dr. Brijesh Mehta* for today's article

When it comes to stroke, every second counts. Therefore, every time-saving optimization we can implement in our workflows and processes does too. Providing the best possible stroke care is a TEAM effort, and the role of EMS in that team is integral.

The EMS provider allows us to build true systems of care for our sickest patients, including those suffering from stroke. Without these systems in place, critical information is missed, errors are made, and patients end up at facilities that are not capable of providing the level of treatment required. 

Join me tomorrow, Thursday, January 9th at 10am PST/1pm EST as I lead a webinar hosted by RAPID, where I will discuss the role of the EMS provider in stroke processes, the efforts my team and others across the nation are undertaking to improve those stroke process, and what new tools and data can assist in these efforts. 

 
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*Dr. Mehta is the Medical Director of Stroke and Neurocritical Care at Memorial Regional Hospital in Florida. He is skilled in the treatment of acute strokes, intracranial aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations of the brain and spine, and in atherosclerotic disease of the carotid and intracranial vasculature. Dr. Mehta earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed eight years of specialty training through Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Brijesh Mehta

Written by Dr. Brijesh Mehta

Dr. Mehta is the Medical Director of Stroke and Neurocritical Care at Memorial Regional Hospital in Florida. He is skilled in the treatment of acute strokes, intracranial aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations of the brain and spine, and in atherosclerotic disease of the carotid and intracranial vasculature. Dr. Mehta earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed eight years of specialty training through Harvard Medical School.