In the second quarter of 2022 the Hudson Valley and Westchester EMS regions will be going live with a new protocol to allow for stroke patients with a high likelihood of large vessel occlusion to be redirected to a hospital with the ability to perform a thrombectomy. This will provide significant benefit to the residents of our regions as it well known that time to thrombectomy has a significant impact to patient outcome.
It is imperative for all providers to become familiar with using this tool. Beginning 1 April 2022 receiving facilities will be anticipating the use of this with suspected CVA patients.
Below is a short video. After viewing the video there is a link to a quiz. Passing for the quiz is 85. The Hudson Valley and Westchester REMAC’s have granted 1.0 hours of Medical Control time for this session.