Wilson N. Jones Regional Medical Center (WNJ) is a member of the National Stroke Association's Stroke Center Network, which means our staff and facility is qualified to deal with this serious condition. Strokes are extremely serious, just as serious as heart attacks. In fact, medical professionals frequently refer to strokes as 'brain attacks.' To a person experiencing a stroke, time is everything. Quickly recognizing symptoms of a stroke means treatment can begin immediately.
What is a Stroke?
Symptoms of Stroke - it can happen suddenly!
- Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body.
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
- Sudden trouble seeing, in one or both eyes.
- Sudden dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
- Sudden severe headache with no known cause.
- Sudden nausea, fever and vomiting distinguished from other illness by speed of onset (minutes or hours vs. several days).
- Brief loss of consciousness or decreased consciousness (fainting, confusion, convulsions or coma).
If you believe you're experiencing any of these symptoms, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!
WNJ provides around-the-clock care to all stroke patients. Our Stroke Care Center is staffed by specialists from several interrelated areas. These specialists work together with the other members of the multi-disciplinary care team to plan and execute the very best in available stroke treatment options. WNJ utilizes the latest in technological diagnostic tools, including computed tomography (CT scan/CTA scan), MRI/MRA, carotid doppler studies and echocardiography. Acute severe stroke patients are admitted to one of our intensive care units, where specially trained nurses are able to monitor patients 24 hours a day. WNJ also has an intermediate care unit specially dedicated to patients with neurological / neurosurgical conditions. The rehabilitation team at the WNJ Stroke Care Center designs a tailor-made rehab plan to help stroke patients with their recovery. Occupational therapists work side-by-side with physical therapists and speech therapists to help stroke victims return to independent living.