The Loyola EMS System Obtains ASLS Training Center Status

The Loyola Emergency Medical Services System recently became the first authorized training center in the state of Illinois for the Advanced Stroke Life Support (ASLS) program. The ASLS program offers an assessment approach which is designed to rapidly identify various types of stroke presentation, which may be ordinarily missed by traditional assessment means. The Miami Emergency Neurologic Deficit (MEND)exam was devised to facilitate …

The Loyola EMS System trains providers in Difficult Airway Management

Loyola Emergency Medical Services System in conjunction with some of our adjunct instructors put on a Difficult Airway course earlier this May. Adjunct Instructor Daniel Carlascio has stated time and again that “patients don’t stop breathing on conference room tables.” Typical airway management courses include practice static intubations with a task-trainer on a table. “Why do we practice intubations like they do?” Dan further …

Loyola Medicine, Cook County Train 30 Police Departments on Using Narcan® to Combat Opioid Crisis

Loyola University Medical Center in conjunction with Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is excited to announce the Law Enforcement Narcan® Program which will equip more than 1,900 officers from 30 suburban Cook County police departments, Cook County Sheriff’s Department and Cook County Forest Preserve Police  to administer Narcan®when they encounter someone overdosing from opioids. Narcan® counteracts the life-threatening effects of …

Loyola Obtains Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification

Loyola Medicine Certified as Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) by The Joint Commission CSC certification is granted only to hospitals that meet an advanced level of stroke-related care. Loyola University Medical Center is proud to announce that we are now certified by The Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. This level of certification, developed in collaboration with the American Heart …