Stroke Rapid Response™
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How do I offset expenses or get funding to run a local EMS training event?
- Contact National Stroke Association for details about periodic price reduction specials on Stroke Rapid Response™ materials.
- Contact local community centers, libraries, hospitals, etc. to donate its rental fee for a training room and to waive any parking fees.
- Contact local pharmaceutical representatives who market acute stroke therapies to hospitals and request their financial support.
- Ask local food chains for donations or discounts on meeting meals and refreshments. Offer to promote the restaurant with attendees with simple table tents or signage.
How do I get EMS personnel to attend a classroom training program on stroke?
- Provide a reasonable amount of lead-time.
- Select an EMS community leader to present stroke.
- Use e-mail invitations, National Stroke Association bulletin board flyers, and/or announce events at other meetings.
- Promote the event with facts about stroke and offer a free meal with refreshments.
- Continuing education certificates, free parking and compensation for training also help attendance.
- Competitions and give-aways provide additional interest.
What do participants “take home” from a Stroke Rapid Response™ classroom training?
- Participants go home with training materials including workbooks, field guides and stickers.
- Participants learn the signs and symptoms of stroke and 10 steps for stroke patient care.
- Participants will receive additional stroke updates with the latest stroke information from National Stroke Association.
Does National Stroke Association have other plans for training EMS personnel?
- Yes! National Stroke Association offers education in a variety of ways including: online training; webcasts; prehospital focused content at its regional meetings; information at national EMS meetings; present onsite trainings; distribute videos and DVDs and a listserve service.
Does Stroke Rapid Response™ have any performance data?
- Yes, National Stroke Association has an interim report of pilot program. For more information click Stroke: Clinical Updates The Stroke Rapid Response™ Project: An Interim Report
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