Stroke and the Need to BE FAST

The UConn Health Stroke Center continues to earn accolades for its effectiveness in treating stroke and promoting recovery with minimal disability. Two of the nurses behind the program's success explain in the latest podcast.

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Our team does a fantastic job — before they leave the hospital — to set everyone up for success. — Brooke Medel

Stroke care at UConn Health continues to enjoy recognition from outside entities, acknowledging the UConn Health Stroke Center‘s effectiveness in prompt intervention, advanced treatment options, and methods to enhance recovery with minimal disability.

Two of the nurses behind the program’s success, Jennifer Sposito (clinical coordinator) and Brooke Medel (patient navigator), elaborate, with an explanation of the “BE FAST” acronym that’s key to salvaging healthy brain tissue in the race against the clock.

You can have all of your care in one place, which is quicker for you. It improves recovery, because outcomes are really dependent on how quickly you get them. So it’s really wonderful we can do all this here for our patients. — Jennifer Sposito

Stroke and the Need to BE FAST