The Valley Hospital & Bergen County EMS Offering Advanced Stroke Life to Support Free of Charge to EMTs, Nurses & Parame
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 04:53 PM EST
The Valley Hospital has long been a leader in stroke education, prevention, and treatment. This year The Valley Hospital, in conjunction with the Bergen County EMS Training Center, is offering Advanced Stroke Life Support classes free of charge to all Emergency Medical Technicians, Nurses and Paramedics.
Advanced Stroke Life Support is a practical hands-on class that gives student the knowledge needed to quickly assess, identify, and treat patients experiencing stroke symptoms. The class includes anatomy of the brain, physiology of stroke symptoms, and the practical application of the Miami Emergency Neurologic Deficit (MEND) exam.
The Bergen County EMS Training Center is supporting the effort by providing classroom space for the training. The next training session will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on March 5 and 6 at the Bergen County EMS Training Center in Paramus. To register, please contact Nancy Hortas at 201-447-8693.
Photo caption: Shown at the first training session held in January are (left to right): Richard Bielefeld, MICP; Lenka Mysliwiec, Stroke Coordinator The Valley Hospital; Joanne Piccininni, Clinical Coordinator, Emergency Services, The Valley Hospital; Lafe Bush Director, Emergency Services, The Valley Hospital; Margaret Thornton, Clinical educator, The Valley Hospital Emergency Department; and Michael Tarentino, EMS Director, Bergen County EMS Training Center.