Aug. 14, 2018 | Although the high school students in the UAMS Simulation Center this summer may not have been stroke doctors or nurses yet, they got a chance to play those roles on TV and learn to recognize stroke symptoms. For almost a decade, AR SAVES has been educating school children about stroke, and [...]
June 12, 2018 | About 290 health care professionals gathered in Hot Springs for the annual Telestroke Conference held May 22-24, as the Arkansas Stroke Assistance through Virtual Emergency Support (AR SAVES) celebrated its 10th anniversary. Each year the UAMS-led partnership of AR SAVES organizes the conference and most of the attendees work at its [...]
Feb. 12, 2018 | Time seemed to have run out for Larry Guthrie, 49, on April 27, 2017. But the statewide tele-stroke network and quick-responding emergency medical professionals in Bald Knob and Searcy all saved him precious time in stroke treatment and ensured that the saved time meant a saved life. The tele-stroke network, the [...]
May 18, 2016 | The 5-year-old boy’s eyes were wide with wonder outside busy Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock as he spied not his baseball hero but the giant, inflatable Mega Brain. As mascot Otey the Possum applauds, far right, AR SAVES stroke survivors stand and are recognized at Strike Out Stroke Night [...]
May 12, 2016 | Arkansas recently fell to sixth in the nation in the number of stroke deaths per capita after many years in first place, a huge improvement that health officials credit in part to a statewide telemedicine program of stroke education and treatment. The program — Arkansas Stroke Assistance through Virtual Emergency Support, or [...]
LITTLE ROCK — To help Arkansans learn how to survive stroke, the Arkansas Travelers are making May 5 “Strike Out Stroke Night” in partnership with AR SAVES, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)-led statewide stroke program. A helicopter will bring Sanjeeva Reddy Onteddu, M.D., AR SAVES medical director, to North Little Rock’s Dickey-Stephens [...]
LITTLE ROCK — Renee Joiner has been named by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as director of the Arkansas Stroke Awareness and Virtual Emergency Support (AR SAVES) program. Renee Joiner Joiner will oversee the operations of AR SAVES, which uses a high-speed video communications system to help provide immediate, life-saving [...]
LITTLE ROCK – Fulton County Hospital in Salem has partnered with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to provide life-saving emergency care for stroke patients in the region.
LITTLE ROCK — To help Arkansans learn how to survive stroke, the Northwest Arkansas Naturals baseball team is making its April 10 home opening game “Strike Out Stroke Night” in partnership with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)-led statewide stroke program, AR SAVES.