SCRMC | Stroke Part 2 – EMServ
Posted on November 13, 2017
Each year, almost 800,000 people suffer from a stroke, making it the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in America. Wyth Collins, EMServ’s operations manager at South Central Regional Medical Center explains discusses two different types of strokes. During a stroke, the brain is deprived of oxygen, which causes brain tissue to die. That’s why it is critically important to call 911 at the first sign of a stroke, so that the ems can arrive and provide treatment as soon as possible. Before the EMS team travels with a patient, they always call ahead so there is a team, waiting for the stroke patient. Time is always an important factor, so always call 911 first in case of an emergency.