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Upstate Comprehensive Stroke Center

For First Responders

The Upstate Comprehensive Stroke Center is proud to partner with our regional EMS providers.


Upstate strives to provide quality feedback to each EMS agency on a consistent basis. Please see your agency quality director for agency specific data on pre-notification rates, quality of pre-notification calls and final discharge diagnosis as they relate to stroke.


ENLS: Emergency Neurological Life Support

What to do in the first critical hour of a neurological emergency
The ENLS course is designed to help healthcare professionals improve patient care and outcomes during the critical first hours of a patient’s neurological emergency. ENLS demonstrates a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach and provides a consistent set of protocols, practical checklists, decision points, and suggested communication to use during patient management.

ENLS benefits
  • Advanced knowledge
  • Improved patient care and outcomes
  • Current information on advancements in treatment
  • A select set of topics directly relevant to neurocritical care

MDs, critical care nurses, and other professionals who treat neurological emergencies benefit from ENLS's in-depth presentations of 13 critical topics including Ischemic Stroke, Subarachnoid
Hemorrhage, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Intracranial Hypertension and Herniation.

Instructors: Neurocritical Care Physicians, Dr. Latorre & Dr. El Nour
Cost of class: $75

Available class dates and times:
Contact Jennifer Schleier, RN, BSN; Stroke Program Manager @ or 315-464-2661

Classes are held at: Upstate University Hospital Downtown Campus, Syracuse NY
To register for upcoming classes, email

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