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:

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

St. E’s re-designated as “Emergent Stroke Ready Hospital” - Belleville, IL

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. 
Call the president and ask for results

1. Nothing on 100% recovery statistics.
2. Nothing on 30-day deaths compared to other hospitals.
3. Nothing on the efficacy of their stroke rehab protocols.
4.  Nothing on tPA full efficacy.
5. Nothing on their misdiagnosis percentage of strokes, especially young strokes.
Guidelines prove nothing.
You'll' want to know results so

Call that President and Chief Executive Officer(Peg Sebastian)
general number  (618) 234-2120  and demand to know what the RESULTS are; tPA efficacy, 30 day deaths, 100% recovery, misdiagnosis percentage.
The wothless puffery article here:
St. Elizabeth’s Hospital was recently re-designated as an Emergent Stroke Ready Hospital by the Illinois Department of Public Health for three years.
St. Elizabeth’s first achieved this this designation in 2014 by implementing emergency stroke care policies and procedures to align with nationally recognized evidence based standards and criteria, like those from the American Heart/Stroke Association and Brain Attack Coalition.
“The renewal of the Emergent Stroke Ready Hospital designation signifies that St. Elizabeth’s Hospital continues to provide high-quality stroke care to our patients,” said Amanda Ernst, coordinator for St. Elizabeth’s Teleneurology Stroke Program.
When a potential stroke patient arrives at St. Elizabeth’s, staff alerts an on-call expert for immediate consultation through telemedicine, or video conferencing. The specialized neurologist is then face-to-face with the patient, family members and Emergency Department staff in order to make an immediate diagnosis and begin advanced stroke treatment and interventions. This innovative technology allows residents from the metro east, to remain close to home, saving valuable time, when it matters most.
“It is important to catch a stroke early, but even more important to prevent strokes all together, which is why St. Elizabeth’s often educates our community about the signs and symptoms of stroke as well as what to do if symptoms present,” said Ernst. “Recognizing signs and symptoms of stroke and immediately calling 911 to be taken to an emergent stroke ready facility, like St. Elizabeth’s, can make a difference in the number of treatment options available and the overall outcome for stroke patients.”
For patients and families who are faced with managing the effects of stroke, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital offers a free stroke support group. The goal the group is to foster a better understanding of stroke recovery, rehabilitation and prevention of recurrent strokes while providing a way for stroke survivors to meet others with similar challenges.
The next meeting will be held Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 2:00 p.m. in the Millennium Room of the hospital, located on the first floor of the Prairie Heart Institute Building, 340 W. Lincoln St. in Belleville.
The upcoming session’s topic is “Social Worker Services” and will be presented by David Lysakowski, a clinical social worker from St. Elizabeth’s Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit.
St. Elizabeth’s encourages the public to learn the signs and symptoms of stroke, which include:
▪ sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
▪ sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
▪ sudden difficulty seeing in one or both eyes, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination, sudden severe headache with no known cause
When symptoms present it’s important to act fast, by following the F.A.S.T. acronym:
▪ Face – Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
▪ Arms – Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
▪ Speech– Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?
▪ Time – If you observe any of these signs, call 911 immediately.
For more information about stroke services at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, visit our web site at, or for questions about the stroke support group, call 618-234-2120, ext. 1519.

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