Mobile stroke units have been shown to accelerate patient evaluation and treatment. Now, for the first time, this speedier management has been shown to translate to clinical benefit for patients.
The Joint Commission rarely identifies no “Requirements for Improvement” in its surveys of stroke centers. A stroke program leader shares how we achieved that result in our latest recertification review.
Mobile stroke units are gaining significant traction in the U.S. and around the world. A new paper looks back on the units’ time-to-treatment effects — and ahead to outcome and cost impacts.
Progress in driving down national stroke mortality recently stagnated. One secret to jump-starting it may lie in scrupulous and steadfast data monitoring.
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A study on Cleveland Clinic’s mobile stroke unit reveals one characteristic that seems to particularly drive early IV thrombolysis delivery.
Practice may not make perfect in healthcare, but it can sure make for greater efficiency and effectiveness. This study of our mobile stroke unit’s evolution over three years is a case in point.
A Cleveland Clinic study presented at the 2018 International Stroke Conference suggests these units may help bypass interhospital transfers for patients requiring thrombectomy.
This case of a 13-year-old concussed athlete with intractable symptoms yields lessons in the nuances of assessment, how to manage family expectations and the imperative for a menu of care options.