AR SAVES (Stroke Assistance through Virtual Emergency Support)

Arkansas Stroke Assistance through Virtual Emergency Support (AR SAVES) presents an innovative solution to a complex, statewide problem.

AR SAVES began November 1st, 2008 and has grown to 48 partnering sites throughout Arkansas.  Vascular neurologists share call to provide 24/7 consult coverage.  Each of these partnering sites is equipped with telemedicine technology, training for personnel, support for dedicated tele-stroke coordinator (nurse facilitator), and ongoing continuing education.  Through AR SAVES, over 1000 patients have now been treated with alteplase.