South Florida Hospital News
Thursday September 19, 2019

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September 2018 - Volume 15 - Issue 3




“Time is Brain”

Two million brain cells die every minute during a stroke. “Time is Brain.” This is a phrase embraced by the EMS professionals at Century Ambulance Service when treating a patient suffering from a stroke. But what exactly is a stroke and what are the symptoms? It’s when brain cells begin to die because blood flow to the brain is cut off. Symptoms of a stroke are often sudden. One could experience weakness in the face or limbs, often on one side of the body. There could be symptoms of confusion or speaking and understanding become problematic. A person’s vision can be impacted along with dizziness and loss of balance. Even severe headaches can be a symptom.
As frightening as the thought of a stroke can be, there is hope. There has never been a better time to be alive until now, to receive medical care for a stroke. The advances in technology and the logistical processes are saving and preserving quality of life for countless stroke patients. The focus of Century Ambulance Service is to bridge the very gap when a person suffers from a stroke and when they can begin to receive treatment. Since their start in the early 1980s, Century has partnered with several of Florida’s leading Primary and Comprehensive Stroke Centers. Century’s clinical staff is trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) in the event there is ever a need for an intervention for urgent treatment of cardiac arrest, stroke, and other life-threatening medical emergencies. Many of Century’s paramedics are leaders in their field by advancing in Critical Care training in preparation for scenarios that may result in invasive out-of-hospital care.
It is with great honor and enthusiasm that Century Ambulance Service joins the ranks of the EMS community in Broward County. It is their goal to bring the same mission, vision, and values that gave Century its start in Northeast Florida down to the residents of South Florida.

For more information, please contact Century Ambulance at (754) 206-2567.

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