3:30pm: Announcements and Presentation
ACT FAST: How to identify and treat stroke
Learn about the causes and symptoms of stroke and what to do if you suspect someone is suffering from a stroke, including New York-Presbyterian’s Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit as a time saving intervention.
Speaker: Cinthia Holland, RN
Cinthia is a Certified Emergency and Stroke Registered Nurse at the New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit, where, together with her crew and a neurologist, she evaluates, treats, and transports stroke patients to different NYC stroke centers.
As a registered nurse in the New York Presbyterian Mobile Stroke Unit Program, Cinthia works in conjunction with the New York Fire Department 911 system in identifying and treating stroke patients in the field rather than in the emergency department; delivering treatment 30-40 minutes faster than the emergency department. Besides providing compassionate bedside care, Cinthia is also committed to advancing the field of neurology through research by collaborating in the BEST-MSU study – an observational cohort study of 1200 stroke patients comparing the benefits of stroke treatment delivered in the Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit to the standard management delivered in the emergency department.
Besides certification in Emergency Nursing and Stroke Care, Cinthia also holds additional certifications in Advanced Life Support, Emergency Trauma, and Emergency Neurological Life Support. She is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association and the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses.
Cinthia is also a Public Health graduate student, a wife, a mother of two boys, aged 8 and 12, and an avid endurance cyclist. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to contact Cinthia.
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Thursday, October 10, 2019
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