- Township Services
- UC Mobile Stroke Unit
UC Mobile Stroke Unit
The University of Cincinnati Hospital opened the first-in-region Mobile Stroke Unit (MSU) August 11, 2020. The MSU is based out out of the Springfield Township Fire Station.
A Mobile Stroke Unit is a fully equipped ambulance equipped with a CT scanner and everything needed to to treat a possible stroke patient during transport to the hospital.
The MSU can provide a CAT scan, determine a diagnosis, communicate with the UC stoke team, and deliver time-sensitive treatment within minutes. And minutes matter when it comes to brain cells, and rapid diagnosis and treatment is critical for a stroke patient, improving overall functional outcome and potentially even life or death.
The MSU is staffed with a UC Health Mobile Care paramedic, an EMT, an RN trained in critical care and a CT technician, and the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Stroke Team physician will respond via telemedicine.
As of right now the unit will only respond within 15 minutes of the Springfield Township Fire Department, but once a patient has been picked, up they can go to whichever hospital they choose. The Fire Department is located at 9150 Winton Roa. Officials say they hope to expand that response radius in the future.
- Springfield Township News Article - 8/11/20 "UC Health Launches Region’s First Mobile Stroke Unit"
- Fox19 - 7/31/20 "UC Health announces first-in-region Mobile Stroke Unit"
- Enquirer 8/11/20 "UC Health's new mobile unit now can bring clot-busting drug to stroke patients"
- WVXU Live Stream 8/11/20- "Region's First Mobile Stroke Unit Seeks To Speed Up Treatment"
- What is a stroke?
- What is a mobile stroke unit?
- What is the benefit of a mobile stroke unit?
- Why isn’t the mobile stroke unit leaving right away to go to the hospital?
- Do all patients in the mobile stroke unit get clot-busting medications?
- The mobile stroke unit is operated by UC Health. Does that mean all patients are taken to a UC Health hospital?