A Stroke-ready Certified Emergency Department: For the Right Care, Right Now
When a stroke happens, time is of the essence. That’s why the emergency department at Bethesda Arrow Springs is stroke-ready certified by the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal. Our certified doctors and nurses are ready 24/7 to deliver immediate care in our state-of-the-art emergency department.
Our 24-hour emergency department is ready for anything. We handle emergencies on-site or, in rare cases, we stabilize a patient and arrange transfer to Bethesda North Hospital. As part of the TriHealth system, we share the same board-certified physicians, specially trained nurses and respiratory therapists.
Early recognition is the most important factor when it comes to stroke.
Remember to B.E.F.A.S.T.
- Balance - Watch for sudden loss of balance.
- Eyes Is there a sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes? Or double vision?
- Face Drooping Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile.
- Arm Weakness Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
- Speech Difficulty Is speech slurred, are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like "the sky is blue." Is the sentence repeated correctly?
- Time to call 9-1-1 If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get them to the hospital immediately.
The most common symptoms of stroke are face drooping, arm weakness and speech difficulty. However, there are other associated symptoms.
- Sudden NUMBNESS or weakness of face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body
- Sudden CONFUSION, trouble speaking or understanding speech
- Sudden TROUBLE SEEING in one or both eyes
- Sudden TROUBLE WALKING, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden SEVERE HEADACHE with no known cause
Personlized, high quality care from people you trust
- Immediate care for stroke patients
- Treatment for medical conditions, illnesses, falls and industrial accidents
- Care coordination - board certified physicians, advanced practice providers, highly-educated award winning RNs, pharmacy, all working together
- MyChart - a fully integrated medical record system, ensuring informed, accurate, quality care throughout the TriHealth system
- Support of comprehensive outpatient services including imaging, lab, pharmacy, and primary and specialty care offices and institutes on site
- Close-knit community of staff who are passionate about helping patients and creating a comfortable environment and positive experience
- Special services for rape victims provided through TriHealth’s Center for Abuse and Rape Emergency Services (CARES), by SANE-trained registered nurses
Comprehensive Diagnostic Services
Our Emergency Department has access to comprehensive diagnostics, including CT scanning and MRI, at all times. With the support of advanced information technology, your records and test results can be available immediately at Bethesda North should you require transfer and admission to the hospital. If you are transferred to the hospital, our staff can call ahead and book a room for you, so there’s no waiting when you arrive.