Just the Facts: COVID COVID, Corona, “The Virus” … we are all tired of hearing about it and even more overwhelmed at trying to sift through the information. What is correct? What is a conspiracy theory? Why are we hearing conflicting information from the same “credible” sources? WHEN WILL THIS END? In this presentation, we are going to focus on the pathophysiology of how this virus attacks the body: why is it affecting mostly the elderly? Why are the lungs and kidneys the most common body system that is being affected? And what about the loss of taste and smell?!
Time is Brain: Stroke Assessment and Treatment Guidelines
Based on the 2020 AHA guidelines for CVA recognition and treatment, we will review the different types of strokes as well as the different assessments you will find based on what portion of the brain a stroke is effecting. Assessment, recognition and timely decision making as to where we will transport a patient for intervention is discussed.