ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – Following the death of 52-year-old actor Luke Perry, local medical professionals want to people to remember that a stroke can happen at any age. Local doctors are using state of the art technology to be prepared for stroke patients.
“We want the paramedics to have a certain level of comfort before they are out on the street taking care of these stroke patients,” said Matthew Smetana, associate EMS medical director, Mercyhealth.
The SIM lab mannequin is controlled by a computer that allows paramedics to do real tests and see real reactions. This is very valuable because starting treatments on the way to the hospital can make all the difference.
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