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A local example of the life-saving stroke care making a difference was a man who came to Marshall North ER in June with weakness and impaired speech. Tests showed the patient to be a candidate for teleneurology and possible tPA – a clot busting medication. Through the teleneurology system – which links rural hospitals with a neurologist at Huntsville Hospital using a computer monitor – the medical team determined tPA should be administered. The patient received the drug and, after close monitoring, was transferred to Huntsville Hospital.
The patient recovered from the stroke with limited damage resulting in a limp and nerve damage in one hand, but he is able to walk 2-3 miles several times a week. He attributes his successful outcome to having received tPA through access to the teleneurology system. He is thankful to the emergency physician, Dr. Gregory Driskell, for the critical care he received.
If you're seeking your doctor's advice during a scheduled appointment, your doctor will evaluate your risk factors for stroke and heart disease. Your discussion will focus on avoiding these risk factors, such as not smoking or using illegal drugs. Your doctor also will discuss lifestyle strategies or medications to control high blood pressure, cholesterol and other stroke risk factors.
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Medication reminders, disorientation assistance, and personal care services such as toileting, bathing, and entering and exiting beds and other places of rest are included in our home health care services at all times of the day or night. If a client wakes suddenly and is completely disoriented, our care aides are trained to calm your loved one and help him or her back to rest.
This inspection took place on 17 September 2018 and was carried out by one inspector. The provider was given 48 hours’ notice of the inspection visit because it is a small domiciliary care agency and we needed to be sure that they would be in the office. We also needed them to get people’s consent for us to visit them at home or telephone them as part of the inspection.