Stroke is an emergency, and treatments are time-dependent. Just minutes after a stroke disrupts or stops blood flow, brain cells can die, and functions such as movement, speech, emotional regulation and memory can be jeopardized. Proper treatment requires organizations to streamline and standardize care pathways throughout the continuum of stroke care, which has been shown to improve outcomes and save lives.
The Global Center for Organized Stroke Care is a team of stroke physicians, nurses and business professionals helping hospitals and health care organizations around the world build their stroke and telestroke programs. Our goal is to improve the processes and patterns of stroke care for optimized patient outcomes.
Stroke Centers are the building blocks of the Stroke System of Care. The basic unit from which improved access to acute stroke therapies, rehabilitation, prevention, pre-hospital care and public awareness comes from."
- Dr. Victor Urrutia
Organizing Stroke Care, Implementing Best Practices to the Local Environment
Watch Dr. Victor Urrutia's recent grand rounds presentation for the University of Florida's Department of Neurology.
World Stroke Academy Webinar: Organization of Stroke Centers
Dr. Victor Urrutia and Dr. Brenda Johnson discuss how to organize a stroke center and the importance of nursing involvement and education.