Medical Transportation

Mobile Stroke Units: How Minutes Can Save Lives


Mobile Stroke Units are one of the newest resources in medical transportation. These units are equipped with the scanning and imagery equipment needed for diagnosis, as well as the tools needed for treatment. These units are also staffed with healthcare officials specializing in neurological medicine and stroke treatment and can speed up both the diagnosis of stroke type and treatment administration. The benefits inherent in the implementation of these units are broad and far-reaching, from increasing access to care in rural areas to improved recovery in stroke victims. Adequate treatment of stroke patients is a serious need in healthcare. During a stroke, time is of the essence, and the rule of thumb is that treatment administered within one hour of the onset of the stroke is best for a patient’s recovery. With a normal EMS unit, the patient loses time in transport both to them and back to the hospital…