Here is the latest Stroke Call Pathway: Thankyou to Tor for the user friendly layout and colours! This can also be found on the SCGH ED Guidelines page under the Neurology subheading.
Here is the current SCGH Criteria for urgent activation of the “Stroke Team”. If criteria are met, then call 55 and tell the operator “Stroke Call”, give the location and follow the rest of the protocol below. The document below must be consulted as part of the early patient assessment by both Triage and Senior […]
Here is Tom’s 3rd wrap up of what’s hot in emergency medicine. Resources: Does my dizzy patient have a stroke? A systematic review of bedside diagnosis in acute vestibular syndrome. CMAJ, June 14, 2011, 183(9)…requires SCGH library login AVS vs Stroke Cheet Sheet: CME 16/01/14 Vestibular and Vertigo Assessment – contains some further information on how to […]
Here is David’s presentation on the how acute ischaemic strokes are currently being managed at SCGH by the neurology and interventional radiology teams.
Here is Dan’s talk on risk stratification in TIA. Resources: NICE Guideline (Reviewed May 2014): Stroke: Diagnosis and initial management of acute stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) Emergency Medicine Practice 2013: Transient Ischaemic Attack: An Evidence-Based Update Monash Transient Ischemic Attack Triaging Treatment – Safety of a Transient Ischemic Attack Mechanism-Based Outpatient Model of Care […]
Here is Jim’s great talk relating to the management of patients presenting with symptoms consistent with a TIA. Additional Resources: Australian Stroke Foundation: Clinical Guidelines for Stroke and TIA Management 2010 – written as a guide for GP’s UK NICE Clinical Pathway: TIA: assessment, early management and imaging US TIA Guidleines (?2006) – with reasonable hospital admission […]