The Department of Neurosciences spearheaded the celebration of the National Stroke Awareness Week held annually on the third week of August. This year's events included activities targeted towards all members of the health team as well as patients and their caregivers.
August 22, 2017: Opening Ceremonies, Lay Forum
BE FAST, the updated acronym from the American Stroke Association about stroke warning signs. Balance, Eyes, Face, Arms, Speech, Time!
The set up at the elevator lobby. The information campaign was aided by videos on stroke by specialists and testimonial from patients.
Dr. Maria Epifania Collantes, president of the Stroke Society of the Philippines and adviser of this year's Stroke Week activities, along with the PGH Medical Director, Dr. Gerardo Legaspi, officially open the weeklong festivities.
Meet the team: interns, nurses, residents, and consultants of the Department of Neurosciences.
A lay forum was conducted outside the Neurosciences OPD clinic at rm 132A.
August 23, 2017: PGH Grand Rounds on the Brain Attack Team
Friendly faces welcoming guests upon registration
The chair of the Department of Neurosciences, Dr. Leonor I. Cabral-Lim, giving her welcoming remarks.
L-R: Dr. Rodney Dofitas, UP-PGH Coordinator for Linkages and Professional Development, Dr. Lennie Lynn de Castillo, Stroke Week Chair and case presentor, Dr. Leonor I. Cabral-Lim, Dr. Gerardo Legaspi, Dr. Jose Leonard Pascual V, stroke specialist and reactor, Dr. Artemio Roxas, Section Chief of Adult Neurology, and Dr. Maria Epifania Collantes.
Members of the department, with Dr. Josefina Lapeña and Dr. Rodney Dofitas
August 24, 2017: Stroke 101 - Acute Stroke Management Workshop
Dr. Lim opens the program
Guests listen on
Nurses and a nurse aide from the Acute Stroke Unit in the pay floors take note of tricks of the trade
Leo Angelo D. Javillonar, Nurse II from the Neurology ward, discusses nursing care in stroke
Dr. Albert Yap (left), the previous year's most outstanding clerk in the Neurosciences, gave a talk on monitoring the acute stroke patient, while Dr. de Castillo (middle), and Dr. Clare Enriquez (right) discussed the brain attack team, interactive cases on neuroimaging and stroke treatment, and acute stroke management
August 25, 2017 AM: Stroke Prevention is Better than Cure
A Stroke Health Campaign for PGH Employees
Employees gather at the PGH atrium
Services included free blood pressure, weight, waist-hip ratio, and blood glucose measurement. Participants were also given BP diaries to help them in their monitoring.
Prevention is better than cure. Filipinos have a risk towards having hypertension and diabetes, which could lead to stroke. Get yourself checked now!
August 25, 2017 PM: Galaw-galaw Para Hindi Ma-Stroke
A Zumba Session
Clerks, lab techs, nurses, nurse aides and residents all get their groove on!
Feeding off each other's energy during the cool down
Tired but happy from the endorphin rush!
Stroke is the second leading cause of death in the country, and it causes significant disability for those afflicted. It can affect you or your loved ones. So remember: Be aware. Be fast. Time is brain.