“Stroke Code” Success

From Healthline

Last night, John was enjoying dinner with his wife. Suddenly he dropped his fork, a pain seared through his head. His right arm went limp, he tried to talk, but only incomprehensible slurs emerged. John at just 55 years old had suffered a massive, debilitating stroke. When he arrived at the Emergency Room a team of doctors and nurses had to quickly calculate if John was a candidate for a specialized drug therapy which could reverse his symptoms. Saving a life is a team effort. Not only must Paramedics, Nurses, and Physicians work together in perfect harmony, in a race against time, to make the correct medical decisions, but families must place their trust in those caring for their loved ones as well. John and his family had to hold out hope that all was not lost.