Exploiting mobile technology for stroke management

There are approximately 152,000 strokes in the UK every year. That is more than one every five minutes. Stroke is the fourth largest cause of death in the UK after cancer, heart disease, causing almost 50,000 deaths. For every 1,000 patients who receive thrombolysis, a clot-busting treatment, 80 will live more independently - Stroke Association.…

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Time lost is a brain lost!

A stroke is a serious, life-threatening medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Strokes are a medical emergency and it is critical that you get treatment right away to minimize the long-term effects of a stroke and prevent death. To reduce impact on stroke patients, clinicians need accurate data which allows them to ACT, ACCESS and TAKE DECISIONS on the move.…

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UCLH clinicians design stroke EPR

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and 6PM have created a tablet-based electronic patient record system for stroke patients in hospital. Dr Parashkev Nachev, senior clinical research associate at the trust, told EHI Strokepad is unique because it acts as a substitute for pen and paper, allowing clinicians to enter free text and data directly at the patient’s bedside.…

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