Why Bring Stroke Patients to Rose Medical Center?
We’re making the grade by treating patients faster than national goals.
|Measure: The time a patient walks in the door to….||January-July 2015 data (averages)||National Goals (incl. American Stroke Association goals)|
|… an evaluation by a physician||3 minutes||10 minutes|
|… an evaluation by a stroke team||15 minutes||15 minutes|
|… first CT slice (brain imaging)||17 minutes||25 minutes|
|… IV tPA (clot dissolving medication)||36 minutes||60 minutes|
Time is brain. The faster we treat patients with stroke, the better their chances for recovery.
Don’t wait even one second if you think you or a loved one is having a stroke! During a stroke it is estimated 30,000 brain cells die per second – that extra second could save your life.
At Rose Medical Center, we have a dedicated stroke team to provide rapid evaluation and treatment of stroke to improve stroke care. Our stroke care includes:
- Stroke Alert Program to provide consistent, rapid care to stroke patients
- 24/7 on-call neurology coverage for stroke patients
- 24/7 neurosurgical services for hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke patients
- Neurorehabilitation through our physical, occupational and/or speech therapy as well as Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital — comprehensive stroke rehabilitation with more certified staff than any other Colorado facility
- AirLife Denver — the region’s first dedicated and certified stroke transport teams
Patients suffer more than 780,000 strokes a year in the US and stroke remains one of the leading causes of death. When it comes to stroke, every second counts. Immediate medical care of stroke can mean the difference between life and death.
Medical evidence demonstrates that the faster you are treated after initial symptoms, the greater your chance of recovery. From initial diagnostics and intervention to ongoing care, having expertise close at hand - like that offered at Rose Medical Center - can dramatically affect your outcome. Our experienced and specially trained team members include EMS, AirLife, stroke neurologists, CCU nurses, unit and rehab nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists.
Rose Medical Center participates in the Stroke Alert program with our EMS partners in the field. Stroke Alert, developed at HealthONE in collaboration with physicians and EMS agencies, enables first responders to play a critical role in the transport and treatment to create a unified team in the treatment of patients with stroke. More importantly, it has been proven to improve the care and recovery of our patients.
Also, Rose Medical Center is now equipped with Remote Presence Robotics, the latest in stroke care technology. This means patients with stroke symptoms who arrive at our ER can be assessed almost instantaneously by neurologists specializing in stroke. As a result, emergency physicians can more quickly treat stroke patients in our ER, and reduce or eliminate long-term stroke impacts on our patients.
If you or someone you know has been impacted by a stroke, there are local support groups available.