ADVANCED STROKE LIFE SUPPORT (ASLS®)
This curriculum trains healthcare providers to identify and initiate evidence-based management of stroke patients. Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States suffers from a stroke; and every four minutes, someone dies. Having the skills to administer emergency care during the “golden window” of time improves the patient’s survivability and prognosis.
Developed by the Gordon Center, the ASLS® curriculum is widely used by hundreds of hospitals, fire rescue, ambulance and EMS systems, and educational institutions throughout the country and around the globe.
ADVANCED STROKE LIFE SUPPORT (ASLS®) curriculum is suited for:
- Nursing students and nurses
- Paramedics and EMT Personnel
- Physician Assistants
- Students of healthcare professions
- Others that care for stroke patients
- Developed by experts in stroke, emergency medicine, prehospital care, nursing, nursing education, and medical education
- Provides a unique neurologic assessment tool-the MEND exam-ideal for both prehospital and hospital use
- Designed to meet the stroke center certification
- Identifies the five major stroke syndromes and relate them to pathophysiology and clinical signs
- Features patients exhibiting signs associated with various stroke syndromes and mimics
- Incorporates illustrations, animations, and diagnostic images
- Undergoes regular program evaluations and updates
The curriculum offers hands-on skills training, during which instructors simulate stroke syndromes. Learners also are assessed with the MEND Examination, a unique neurologic assessment tool developed with the course.
- Engages learners in simulation-based, hands-on skills sessions focused on stroke detection and management.
- A site license allows an unlimited number of learners to use this curriculum
- Trains hundreds of learners each year keeping costs nominal
- the effectiveness of the curriculum has resulted in the listed studies, abstracts and posters presentations below.
The ASLS® curriculum is widely used by hundreds of hospitals, fire rescue, ambulance and EMS systems, and educational institutions throughout the United States. Region and statewide implementation have frequently been facilitated by state departments of health, stroke registries, clinical and educational consortia, and professional associations. ASLS® is also taught internationally in Europe, Asia, and throughout the Americas.