Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Saturday, July 22, 2017

CMMC receives American Heart Association Award for quality stroke care - Lewiston, Maine

So fucking what!. 'Care' NOT results. Damn it all, do something for survivors, like get them to 100% recovery. You lazy blithering idiots, thinking 'care' is what survivors want. 
http://www.mainebiz.biz/article/20170721/NEWS01/170729989
Central Maine Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
The award recognizes the Lewiston hospital's commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
To receive the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, hospitals must achieve 85% or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines stroke achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month periods and also achieve 75% or higher compliance with five of eight stroke quality measures.
These quality measures are designed to help hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. They focus on appropriate use of guideline-based care for stroke patients, including aggressive use of medications such as clot-busting and anti-clotting drugs, blood thinners and cholesterol-reducing drugs, preventive action for deep vein thrombosis and smoking cessation counseling.
"A stroke patient loses 1.9 million neurons each minute stroke treatment is delayed. This recognition further demonstrates our commitment to delivering advanced stroke treatments to patients quickly and safely," Dr. Peter Tilney, CMMC Emergency Department co-medical director, said in a news release.
Tilney said the recognition from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association "further reinforces our team's hard work."
Dr. Paul Heidenreich, national chairman of the Get With The Guidelines Steering Committee and professor of Medicine at Stanford University, said research shows that hospitals adopting the Get With The Guidelines program Research are working to align patient care with the latest research-based guidelines for stroke care.

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