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Acute Stroke Care/Emergency Department Resources

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Code Stroke Timeline Worksheet

Worksheet to assist with documentation and action items associated with a Code Stroke activation.

ED Code Stroke Pathway

Decision support tool for physicians caring for a patient presenting with an acute CVA.

Hemorrhagic Stroke Stabilization Protocol

Decision support tool for physicians caring for a patient presenting with an acute hemorrhagic stroke.

Dual Antiplatelet Therapy in TIA/Acute Ischemic Stroke

Decision support tool for use of dual antiplatelet therapy in TIAs and acute ischemic strokes that are not candidates for thrombolysis.

Thrombolysis for Acute Ischemic Stroke Tools

Lytic Eligibility Criteria (Eligibility based on Clinical Presentation)

Decision support tool for use by physicians to evaluate the eligibility and relative risk of giving thrombolytics to patients suspected of having an acute ischemic stroke.

Lytic Eligibility Criteria (Eligibility based on Imaging and Lab results)

Decision support tool for use by physicians to evaluate the eligibility and relative risk of giving thrombolytics to patients suspected of having an acute ischemic stroke.

Management of Pre- and Post-Thrombolytic Blood Pressure

Decision support to assist physicians in the management of blood pressure following the administration of thrombolysis for acute stroke.

Management of Post-Thrombolysis Complications

Decision support tool to aid physicians in managing complications following the administration of thrombolytic therapies should they occur.

 

Stroke Assessment Tools

FAST-ED Score (EMS and ED)

For EMS and ED providers to screen for symptoms of large vessel occlusive stroke.

BE-FAST Score (Triage Nurse)

Triage Nurse evaluation of walk-in patients to screen for symptoms of stroke for faster identification and rapid assessment of these patients.

NIHSS (Stroke severity score)

Used to quantify deficits due to stroke and used to track changes in neurological deficits over time. Formal training in how to correctly perform an NIHSS is recommended for any provider using this score.

 

Stroke Readiness Hospital Self-Assessment

STAT Form

The MSA's Stroke Treatment Assessment Team has created this document to serve as a self-assessment tool for your hospital.  It inquires about all aspects of readiness from prehospital notification to admission or transfer of the patient.

 

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