Code Stroke: Calling 9-1-1 is Critical

Project Description

We wrote, directed, and produced this stroke protocol vignette as part 1 of 4 protocols the Heart and Stroke Canada wanted to highlight. Filmed on location at Victoria General Hospital with the assistance of BC Ambulance Service and Vancouver Island Health Authority. We used real first responders and health care/stroke experts in all of these videos. As the initial point of contact, paramedics play a key role in the critical first hours of stroke care. Paramedics address urgent health needs, gather important information and get stroke patients to the most appropriate hospital more safely and efficiently. They are trained to “recognize and mobilize” by first recognizing the event as a stroke and addressing immediate health needs such as blood pressure and heart rate. Know the signs of stroke – FAST Face – is it drooping? Arms – can you raise both? Speech – is it slurred or jumbled? Time – to call 9-1-1 or your local emergency service right away.

Project Details

Client: Heart and Stroke Canada

Tags: Corporate, Emotion, Video

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