Stroke Month: EMS Week in Kentucky!


This week, we’re celebrating those who make sure people having a stroke get the care they need as quickly as possible – EMS professionals. Every day the AHA works to ensure all citizens get appropriate care when suffering from a stroke. This starts with quick action emergency responders.  Having the right protocols in place can reduce death and disability from stroke. With policy, this involves working with government officials to be sure that exemplary stroke legislation and guidelines are put into place.

Over the years, we have worked to create and enhance stroke systems of care, which provide patients seamless transition from one stage of care to the next with the highest quality at each step. Many states have implemented quality stroke policy, such as primary stroke center recognition, EMS protocols and stroke registries.

To learn more about current efforts and to show your legislators that heart health issues are important to you, please visit our Take Action center to send your supportive message today and encourage others to send a message through Facebook.

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