Saving Hal: Training our Teams for Top-Quality Stroke Treatment

HAL’s caregivers quickly identified the warning signs of a stroke—facial drooping, arm weakness and speech difficulty—and continued to find red flags. One nurse shined a light in HAL‘s eyes, but his pupils remained dilated. Then, Hal’s entire body began to shake.

“Stroke is prevalent in the population we serve,” said neurohospitalist Matthew Ho, MD, Queen of the Valley’s Stroke Director. “This training will ensure all of our nurses—whether they are in the emergency department or a patient unit—are proficient at finding risk factors so they can make safer and faster assessments.”

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