Free stroke education for EMS professionals

From ACEP:

ACEP, the National Stroke Association, and Genentech have partnered to develop a FREE stroke education course for EMS professionals at www.EMS4Stroke.com. The online course covers the basics of stroke, pre-hospital assessment, stroke systems of care, and case studies. EMS educators may also download the slides and use them in their EMS education.

Grand Rapids hospital sets up separate clinic for frequent ER visitors

From the Detroit Free Press:

A Grand Rapids hospital system today announced creation of a new clinic to screen and treat patients who overuse area emergency departments.

Spectrum Health has identified 912 patients who used its emergency department at least 10 times in the last year and has begun calling them to set up appointments at its new Spectrum Health Medical Group Center for Integrative Medicine.