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Heart & Stroke

Team Members

EMS personnel assess and provide emergent care to possible stroke victims and transport patients to the emergency department.

Emergency Room Physicians complete in depth neurological examination and work with a neurologist to determine if a patient is appropriate for tPA.

Neurologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders in the nervous system including the brain and spinal cord.

Vascular neurologists study, evaluate and treat conditions affecting the structure and function of the blood vessels supplying the brain and nervous system.

Nurses assist with physical and neurological assessments, administer medications and treatments, monitor the patient's condition, educate patients and families and help coordinate specialized care 24 hours a day.

Rehabilitation therapists include physical, occupational, and speech therapists who help patients reach their highest level of functionality in the areas of swallowing, talking, walking and self-care activities.

Dietitians provide nutrition assessment and education to stroke patients and their families.

Pharmacists reviews medication orders and make recommendations to the patient's physician.

Care Managers are nurses and social workers who coordinate hospital care and assist with discharge and aftercare planning. Care managers provide information about outpatient rehabilitation services and community support agencies to patients and their families.

Physiatrists are physicians who specialize in rehabilitation medicine and oversee medical care in the hospital's rehabilitation unit.

11116 Medical Campus Road
Hagerstown, MD 21742
301-790-8000
TDD: 1-800-735-2258
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