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Webinar: Stroke-Like Symptoms: A Slam Dunk Call for EMS. Or Is It?

View this webinar on-demand, where UT Southwestern and CareerCert partner to present an interesting case involving stroke-like symptoms reported during a 911 call. The panel of experts will dissect the call, the symptomatology, EMS and hospital management, and the ultimate outcome, which will surprise many. EMS professionals from around the world will certainly learn something from this fascinating call.

Attendees will gain important skills and be able to do the following:

  • Describe the typical signs/symptoms of a stroke.
  • Perform a proper stroke assessment.
  • Briefly describe the physiology of dystonic reaction.
  • Recognize the typical signs/symptoms of a dystonic reaction.
  • Distinguish a dystonic reaction from a stroke.
  • Describe the traditional prehospital management of a dystonic reaction.


About the Presenters

Dr. Gil Salazar is an associate professor of Emergency Medicine at UT Southwestern. He serves as the medical director of EMS education and oversees both initial and continuing education of area EMS professionals. He practices clinically at Parkland Hospital Emergency Department. Dr. Salazar is dually board-certified in Emergency Medicine and EMS and serves as core faculty for the Emergency Medicine Residency and the EMS Fellowship programs of UT Southwestern Medical Center​. He is the creator of Campus Emergency Preparedness and Survival Training (Campus EPAST)SM. His main goal is to improve the quality of education in the management of natural and human-made disasters.


Paul Rosenberger head shotDr. Paul Rosenberger has over 30 years of EMS experience, with over 20 years of adult education instruction. He has performed ground and flight paramedic duties and leadership in town administration during his service. He has served as a faculty member and assistant program director for UT Southwestern. Currently, Dr. Rosenberger is the associate director of the EMS continuing education program at UT Southwestern and an adjunct faculty member for the Emergency Services Administration BAAS program at the University North Texas – Dallas. He is also the co-chair for the National EMS Education Standards Developmental/Revision Team.


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