RescueDigest Resources: Stroke In The Young: Big Numbers for Little People

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Improving EMS Stroke Care in the Young
Already the leading cause of disability in the US, shocking new information shows incidents of ischemic stroke increasing more than 50% in children from 5 to 14 years old since 1995. In younger patients (under 45 years old) there have been similar leaps among all types of stroke. Despite these increases many of victims go undiagnosed due the mindset that they are simply “too young for stroke”. These resources improve our understanding, awareness, assessment, care and coordination to help EMS provide better outcomes for all victims of cerebrovascular accidents. The resources below explain the startling reasons behind these dramatic numbers, what EMS can do about them and the diagnostic approach that catches what others often miss in newborns, very young children and younger victims of stroke.

Stroke in the young

Incidence of stroke in young patients is dramatically on the rise in the United States.

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Our EMS Stroke Care Articles

Can You Recognize Stroke In Young Patients?

Steps to Better Stroke Care –

Stroke: Time is brain in delivering EMS care

American Stroke Association & CDC Acute Stroke Care Treatment Guidelines

General Stroke Education Resources

Stroke In The Young (Young Adults, Peds & Newborns)

The New England Center for Rescue and Emergency Medicine Presentation:

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