Stroke Education & Prevention


 

As part of the ARHP Health Education for Local Providers (HELP) Initiative, the Stroke Education and Prevention Program will offer simulated and interactive stroke education seminars via tele health by HELP educators at local and community events and provide the following to help increase awareness of stroke throughout the Arkansas Delta region. 


The Warning Signs of Stroke

Getting quick treatment for stroke is critically important to prevent death and disability from this life-threatening condition.  HELP educators will teach participants to recognize the warning signs of stroke and what to do by utilizing the Act  F.A.S.T. concept.


Educational Materials

Stroke education and prevention training and awareness materials will be provided throughout the service area. These include 11 x 17" posters for local businesses, hospital and clinics and information cards, brochures, book marks and memo boards to be distributed at community events and health fairs.


The Facts
About Stroke

Participants will learn about the different kinds of stroke, how gender and ethnicity increase risk, and the hard data about stroke deaths in Arkansas, especially in the Delta region.


AR SAVES

Raising awareness of AR SAVES (Stroke Assistance through Virtual Emergency Support)  is a vital part of the program. For stroke patients in rural area hospitals without the support of an on-site neurologist, AR SAVES helps ensure their timely treatment by linking their emergency room doctors to specially trained vascular neurologists via live, two-way video, available 24/7. This stroke management system increases access for rural residents and their chances of survival.  All ARHP hospitals participate in the AR SAVES program.


The Risk Factors
of Stroke

From age and high blood pressure to an unhealthy diet and family history, the program will outline all the risk factors of stroke and teach participants how to reduce the risk through simple lifestyle changes.

 
 
 
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