Stroke Care & Recovery
Getting the Care You Need, FAST
- Our expertise has made us a Certified Primary Stroke Center
- Experienced staff uses evidence-based collaborative treatment and a team approach
Getting the right care quickly is crucial when dealing with a stroke. At Twin Cities Community Hospital, our stroke specialists can quickly identify and treat those suffering from stroke. As a Certified Primary Stroke Center, we’re proud to provide this important service to the San Luis Obispo County region.
Our highly trained staff uses evidence-based collaborative treatment and an interdisciplinary team approach. The Stroke Center’s five primary objectives are to:
Using an RP-Vita robot, Twin Cities provides telemedicine consults for patients who present in the Emergency Department with acute neurological conditions. When a consult is needed, the robot is positioned at the foot of the patient's bed, allowing the tele-neurologist to beam in remotely to perform a consult with the patient.
- Assess the patient in a timely manner.
- Provide rapid and appropriate treatment.
- Preserve brain and brain function.
- Prevent post-treatment complications.
- Reduce residual effects.
This service is an integral part of the Stroke Program, enabling us to expedite neurology consults and to make timely decisions about the appropriateness of t-PA administration (a time-sensitive drug that can significantly improve patient outcomes).
24/7 Emergency Care
The Twin Cities Community Hospital emergency room works to limit damage from a stroke by providing immediate care. Seek medical attention immediately if you or someone you know experiences possible symptoms of a stroke:
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the leg
- Sudden confusion or trouble understanding
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden severe headache with no known cause
Even if these signs or symptoms fluctuate or disappear, you should still call 911 immediately.