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Pro EMS Center for MEDICS Director James DiClemente has been named to the Board of Directors of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, the world’s premier nonprofit organization dedicated to providing critical awareness, education, support and research funding to reduce incidence of brain aneurysm ruptures.
Based in Hanover, Massachusetts, the Brain Aneurysm Foundation has been working for more than 20 years to promote early detection of brain aneurysms by providing knowledge and raising awareness about the signs, symptoms and risk factors of this disease. This non-profit group works with medical communities to provide support networks for patients and families, and also sponsors research to help improve patient outcomes and save lives. Last summer the Foundation awarded the largest amount of research grants in its history, giving $265,000 to 13 recipients across the U.S.
As an educator in the field of Emergency Medical Services as well as a practicing paramedic, Mr. DiClemente understands first-hand the importance of raising awareness in the community about critical medical issues such as brain aneurysms. Early intervention can help save lives, and Mr. DiClemente has dedicated his career to designing and implementing educational programs for the next generation of paramedics with that goal in mind. Mr. DiClemente’s experience teaching EMS providers at his own employer, Professional Ambulance (Pro EMS); other agencies’ EMS professionals; as well as the dozens of paramedic students who enroll in his classes each year will help to inform the Brain Aneurysm Foundation’s efforts as it launches a new, nationwide awareness campaign.
Every 18 minutes a brain aneurysm ruptures without warning, and when they do the aneurysms often result in what is known as a subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) or bleeding in the area between the brain and the tissues that cover it. Symptoms of a rupturing aneurysm include:
If an individual is experiencing some or all of these symptoms, they should immediately seek medical attention.
More information about the Brain Aneurysm Foundation can be found on their website, www.bafound.org.
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