Why Choose Aster?
In the realm of stroke care at Aster Whitefield Hospital's Emergency Department (ED), a meticulous four-step approach stands as the cornerstone of successful patient management. This process, seamlessly executed by our skilled medical team, ensures optimal outcomes for acute stroke cases.
The first step revolves around the prompt recognition and swift reaction to warning signs of a stroke. Our professionals are trained to identify these signs, enabling rapid intervention.
Immediate action is the second step, with our team initiating emergency services without delay, ensuring that the critical window for effective stroke care is not missed. Prioritizing timely intervention, the third step involves expedited transport of the patient, all while notifying the receiving hospital of the impending arrival. This meticulous coordination streamlines the patient's journey and prepares the hospital for swift action upon arrival. Central to our approach is the fourth step, where rapid and precise diagnosis and intervention occur within the hospital premises.
Our medical team employs state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to accurately ascertain the type and severity of the stroke. Subsequent interventions are designed for each patient's unique condition, optimizing outcomes. In cases where patients are eligible for intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV tPA) treatment, our approach takes a pivotal turn. Administered intravenously over an hour, this medicine can significantly improve long-term functional outcomes. Timeliness is of the essence, and if the patient arrives within three to four-and-a-half hours of symptom onset, and symptoms are disabling or impacting the dominant side, the treatment is promptly initiated.
At Aster Whitefield Hospital, stroke care encompasses not just medical precision but also the art of swift action. Our commitment to this four-step process, coupled with the strategic use of interventions like IV tPA, underlines our dedication to ensuring the best possible outcomes for stroke patients. Amidst the comprehensive care within our ED, this approach reflects our unwavering pursuit of excellence in stroke management and patient well-being.