Monday, June 6, 2016
We all need to learn the stroke warning signs and symptoms
Washington, D.C) – After learning of the quick action that six members of the DC Fire and EMS Department took recently, the wife of a stroke victim and officials at Sibley Memorial Hospital want to say thank you.
The members of Paramedic Engine 31 and Ambulance 20 responded and performed potentially lifesaving treatment on a stroke victim on May 26th. In fact it was just 24 minutes from when the 911 call was made to when the patient, Mr. Ramon Johnson, was stabilized and arrived at the hospital.
In those 24 minutes, the DC FEMS members made an immediate assessment before treating the patient and notifying ER doctors and nurses of what was soon going to be brought through the hospital doors.
Now, the doctors at Sibley Memorial Hospital and Mr. Johnson’s wife want to say thank you to our members for a job well done, as well as use this emergency call as a teaching moment. We would appreciate the opportunity to educate your viewers and readers of the importance of recognizing when someone near them may be suffering a stroke.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 7 at 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Sibley Memorial Hospital - 5255 Loughboro Rd NW, Washington, DC 20016
Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]