Learn on Demand

AR SAVES (Stroke Assistance through Virtual Emergency Support)

                                                                      
AR SAVES presents an innovative solution to a complex, statewide problem. This initiative leans upon the expertise of Arkansas' vascular neurologists, innovative telemedicine systems, and ground-breaking medications to treat Arkansas' stroke patients.

This program links emergency room doctors at participating hospitals to specially trained vascular neurologists via live, two-way video, available 24-hours a day. Led by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Center for Distance Health, the program helps ensure timely treatment of stroke patients. Hospitals that are selected to participate in the AR SAVES Program are equipped with telemedicine technology, training for personnel, support for dedicated telestroke coordinator and ongoing education. Currently, many of Arkansas' rural hospitals without the support of a neurologist often forgo administration of a clot busting drug, as they lack the staff resources to accurately identify and manage clot busing drug candidates. Further, the window of time needed to effectively administer the clot busting drug is often lost when stroke patients are transported to a better-equipped, remote hospital. As such, Arkansas' stroke patients are missing out on a quality-of-life-saving drug that significantly improves the chances of recovery while reducing permanent, stroke-related disability and, quite possibly, mortality. AR SAVES has implemented a stroke management system specifically targeting these shortcomings by increasing access to subspecialty expertise through telemedicine technology, thereby engineering a coordinated assessment and care-based plan for Arkansas' stroke patients.

For additional information about AR SAVES, please visit http://arsaves.uams.edu/



Professional Education

Click View Details to see the program information. Click the program title to begin the activity.

 
2017 Acute Stroke Training for the EMT Professional
The EMS Learning Module objective is to increase knowledge of evidence-based guidelines for stroke care for EMS professionals, including but not limited to the following areas: Recognition of Stroke patients in the field. Determination of...
2017 Acute Stroke Training for the Paramedic
The EMS Learning Module objective is to increase knowledge of evidence-based guidelines for stroke care for Paramedics. Recognition of Stroke patients in the field. Determination of time of onset of patients’ symptoms and time patient was...
Emergency Management of Acute Stroke
Presenter: Stanley C. Thompson, MD Dr. Thompson is Regional Medical Director for TeamHealth Central Group, overseeing 14 client ED's in North MS, West TN and Arkansas. Dr. Thompson is an Assistant clinical professor at the Univ of TN College...
Accreditation: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 1.0 Credits, ANCC 1.0 Contact Hours, CHES 1.0 CECH
Update on Hospital Stroke Designation
Presenter: James H. Bledsoe, MD Dr. James H. Bledsoe is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University with a BS in chemistry. He is a graduate of UAMS School of Medicine and did a residency in surgery at UAMS. Dr. Bledsoe served in the US Air Force...
Accreditation: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 1.0 Credits, ANCC 1.0 Contact Hours, CHES 1.0 CECH
Advances in the Endovascular Treatment of Acute Stroke
Presenter: Adewumi Amole, MD Dr. Adewumi Amole is an interventional neuroradiologist with vast experience in acute stroke interventions. He received his medical degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 1987 and completed a residency in...
Accreditation: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 1.0 Credits, ANCC 1.0 Contact Hours, CHES 1.0 CECH
Trans-Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Presenter: Sanjeeva Reddy Onteddu, MD Dr. Sanjeeva Reddy Onteddu is an Assistant Professor of Neurology, and the Medical Director for the AR SAVES Program and the Stroke Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. After completion...
Accreditation: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 1.0 Credits, ANCC 1.0 Contact Hours, CHES 1.0 CECH
Stroke Related Mood Disorders
Presenter: Jeffrey L. Clothier, MD Dr. Jeffrey Clothier is the Medical Director and Vice Chair for the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Clothier is also a...
Accreditation: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 1.0 Credits, ANCC 1.0 Contact Hours, CHES 1.0 CECH
Time is Brain
Presenter: Margaret Tremwel, MD Dr. Margaret Tremwel is a vascular neurologist at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, AR. She is also the medical director for the Washington Regional Medical Center Comprehensive Stroke Program.
Accreditation: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 1.0 Credits, ANCC 1.0 Contact Hours, CHES 1.0 CECH
Telehealth and Stroke
Presenter: Tina Benton, RN Tina Benton is the program director of Antenatal & Neonatal Guidelines and Education Learning System (ANGELS) in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and...
Accreditation: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 1.0 Credits, ANCC 1.0 Contact Hours, CHES 1.0 CECH
Diagnosis and Treatment from an EMS Perspective
Presenter: Dr. Tim Calicott Dr. Tim Calicott is an emergency physician at St. Vincent’s CHI in Little Rock. I have known and worked with Dr. Calicott for over 25 years. He has a long history of involvement with the EMS community and has served as...
Accreditation: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 1.0 Credits, ANCC 1.0 Contact Hours, CHES 1.0 CECH


My Recent Activities in Progress

Listed below are your most recent Activities in Progress. You will need to login to see your activities.

 
No recent activities posted to My Curriculum.

Featured Activities

 
Acute Stroke Training for the EMT Professional
The EMS Learning Module objective is to increase knowledge of evidence-based guidelines for stroke care for EMS professionals, including but not limited to the following areas: Recognition of Stroke patients in the field. Determination of...
Accreditation: ANCC 1.0 Contact Hours
Acute Stroke Training for the Paramedic
The EMS Learning Module objective is to increase knowledge of evidence-based guidelines for stroke care for Paramedics. Recognition of Stroke patients in the field. Determination of time of onset of patients’ symptoms and time patient was...
Time is Brain: An In-Depth Look at a Tele-Stroke Consult
This program shows an example of the process of a Tele-Stroke Consult.
Accreditation: ANCC 1.0 Contact Hours