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Acute Ischemic Stroke: When Every Second Counts
Module: National Stroke Association’s Stroke Rapid Response

FREE Continuing Education Activity Presented By: Ochsner Medical Center

Sponsored by: Covidien Ev3 Neurovascular

Course Overview:
The comprehensive training program was developed for and tested by EMS personnel across the US.  The program addresses both the basic and advanced educational needs for EMTs and Paramedics including stroke facts, signs and symptoms, field assessment, and hospital treatment.

Course Objectives:
Increase and maintain prehospital providers’ knowledge of stroke
Increase recognition of stroke signs and symptoms on scene
Increase the occurrence of EMS calls identifying symptoms a “possible stroke/CVA”
To facilitate delivery of stroke patients to the nearest appropriate hospitals including recognized stroke centers
Reduce enroute time and time to treatment

Accredited training program where participants can earn up to two contact hours.
Upon completion of a group educational session you will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance

There are 2 opportunities to attend:
9:15am – 12:00pm
2:15pm – 5:00pm

9:15am – 9:30am       Coffee and Pretest

9:30am – 11:30am     Stroke Rapid Response Module

11:30am – 12:00pm   LUNCH


2:15pm – 2:30pm       Coffee and Pretest

2:30pm – 4:30pm       Stroke Rapid Response Module

4:30pm – 5:00pm       DINNER

Additional information:


Location: Landmark Hotel
2601 Severn Avenue
Metairie, LA 70002

Parking is onsite and free of charge.


Bethany Jennings
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