PowerPhone’s Director of Training, Dr. Gary Moore PhD, will be presenting at the 2018 South Carolina Emergency Care Symposium on the subject of Young Stroke. The symposium is titled Young Stroke: Realigning Field Training with Field Experience.
Dr. Moore will be joined by Amy Edmunds, a faculty member at Coastal Carolina University, young stroke survivor and founder of YoungStroke, a 501c(3) patient advocacy organization. The pair will be speaking about raising awareness, conducting training and issuing standards for responding to Young Stroke, the increasingly prevalent occurrence of stroke in patients under the age of sixty-five years old.
The symposium description is:
Despite the frequent assumption of stroke as an elderly affliction, there is an increasing prevalence of stroke among adults under 65. This is especially true within South Carolina. According to DHEC, stroke resulted in 15,059 hospitalizations in 2015. Of these patients, 38 percent were less than 65 years old. Among African Americans, 52 percent were less than 65 years old. Among women, 35 percent were less than 65 years old.
Yet, training has not kept pace with the presentation of young stroke in the field for emergency dispatchers and first responders. This session explores young stroke as a trendsetting phenomenon propelling reassessment of stroke across the stroke continuum of care. It highlights training opportunities inclusive of definitions, risk factors, causes and symptoms to raise awareness for emergency response of young stroke victims.
Dr. Moore is currently incorporating his Young Stroke research into a Continuing Education subscription course scheduled to be released in July of 2018. This course is being created in association with PowerPhone’s Medical Director, Dr. Lanzetta, MD. Information about PowerPhone’s Continuing Education Subscription may be found at our Dispatch U career development page.