St. Mary Mercy Hospital is offering a seminar called “Stroke – Time Lost is Brain Lost!” on Tuesday, May 15, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the hospital’s Auditorium. At the seminar there will be a presentation by a panel of experts, a robot demonstration, free blood pressure and stroke screenings and a question and answer session.
May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Stroke is the third leading cause of death and one of the leading causes of long-term disability. If you smoke, have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or a family history of heart disease, you may be at greater risk for stroke. This seminar is recommended for men and women 45 years and older – it’s never too early to learn prevention.
Also learn about the importance of emergency care for stroke, new technology, and rehabilitation of a stroke patient.
The presentation panel includes:
· Physical therapist specializing in stroke care
· Registered Nurse specialized in emergency stroke care
· Emergency medicine
· Registered Dietician
· Social Worker
· Stroke Coordinator
St. Mary Mercy Hospital is a member of the Michigan Stroke Network, providing our patients with access to neurology specialists through the use of robotic technology at the bedside, 24 hours, seven days per week. St. Mary Mercy has earned certification as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center from the Joint Commission, a nonprofit organization that sets standards in healthcare nationwide. St. Mary Mercy also recently received the American Stroke Association’s Get With the GuidelinesÒ Silver Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes St. Mary Mercy’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.
The seminar is free but registration is required. To register, please call 734-655-2365, or visit stmarymercy.org/classes. Light refreshments and prizes will be provided.