Critical care crew praised for transport to neuro-intervention

Critical care crew praised for transport to neuro-intervention

A PRN Ambulance critical care transport crew received praise from a stroke program coordinator at Adventist Health Glendale following a recent transport, starting 2018 on a high note.

Joseph Villegas, Nicholas Auringer and Vahe Nazarian transported an emergent ischemic stroke patient from Methodist Hospital in Arcadia to Adventist Health Glendale for emergency neuro-intervention. Shortly after, an Adventist Health Glendale  Stroke Program Coordinator reached out to PRN Ambulance Director of Clinical Programs, Ian Wilson, RN, MICN to thank the incredible PRN Ambulance crew for their efficient and effective work:

“I would like to recognize the excellent CCT crew (Joseph, Vahe and Nick) today that brought in a code 3 from Arcadia Methodist Hospital for a 33-year old patient with an LVO (large vessel occlusion) stroke. Their “on scene” time was less than 15 minutes and transport time less than 20 minutes, which will attribute to this patient’s recovery. 

Your team showed utmost professionalism and genuine care for the patient they serve. As the team was leaving the hospital, they made their way to the waiting room to speak to the family and I overheard them say, “we are praying for him to get better”. It was so heartwarming to see the caring and kindness demonstrated by your team.

The crew was able to observe some of the procedure, but left before I could share with them the results and also the clot that was removed – it was about 12 cm long – a record for us! Please send them the updates and thank them from us.

As much as you hear from me about the opportunities on how we could do better, I also want to be the first to commend the good work you and your team have done and recognize it. On behalf of AHGL leadership and the stroke team, THANK YOU!”

The PRN Ambulance trio of Joseph, Nicholas and Vahe set a wonderful example for all in the emergency medical services community.