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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.