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everything that is being done here in the future. who spoke at the meeting were Declan Longergan, training officer with the HSE ambulance services, Anna Flahive, clinical nurse manager of the stroke unit, Dr Tadhg Crowley of the primary care team and Dr Emer Ahern, consultant geriatrician.
John Kelly who was also present at the briefing, fell victim to a stroke last June. He was admitted to St Luke on a Wednesday and because of the work of the ambulance drivers and those in the hospital, John was released on the following Friday. Speaking about the incident, John said, didn even know I had had a stroke, my body went numb and I fell but the ambulance crew were great. I don remember arriving at the hospital but when I woke up the nursing staff did anything they could do for me. unit provides a separate area with close monitoring of stroke patients. They also provide rehabilitation and have improved diagnostics. Everything that is implemented by the stroke unit is also standardised by European and American guidelines.
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is celebrating its one year anniversary this week.
Pat Heady, the HSE director of Operations for the HSE south area who was also present at the briefing, acknowledged the work of the unit and St Luke in general.
Stroke unit celebrates one year at St Luke's
In a briefing on developments in stroke services in Kilkenny on Wednesday, Dr McGovern consultant physician, said that a stroke is now considered a medical emergency and those at the stroke unit want to emphasise the importance of being able to recognise the signs of a stroke.
The unit has made huge improvements to the care of stroke victims in the Carlow Kilkenny area by co ordinating their work with others in the health care profession and indeed the community.
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new onset, facial weakness (F ), arm or leg weakness (A ) or speech disturbance (S ) may be a stroke and that it is (T ) Time to dial 999 for an ambulance. They want to relay the message to act time is brain and dial 999.
The ambulance service is trained in recognising a stroke victim so that they can reduce the time it takes to get to the hospital. Because of the stroke unit, victims can be treated instantly at the hospital, which has achieved a to needle time of up to 60 minutes. Because all nurses and doctors are trained in thrombosis (an injection that stops the effects of a stroke ), patients can make great recoveries.
Dr Mc Govern recognised the dedication of St Luke hospital by saying that St Luke has always tried to work as a collective unit by co ordinating the care of patients with everyone in the medical industry in Kilkenny and Carlow, nurses to ambulance drivers and from consultants to primary care facilities, the stroke unit works like a jigsaw. Everyone needs to be involved Reebok Nano 6.0 White with each other for it to be successful and that is the way it works in St Luke he added.
At Wednesday briefing, Dr Rory Mc Govern emphasised the great achievements the stroke unit has made and what they hope to continue to achieve in the future. He said, unit has seen a 28 per cent reduction in death or dependancy from a stroke in the last year.
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