Are suspected stroke patients identified by paramedics transported to appropriate stroke centres in Victoria, Australia?

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Bray, J. E., Coughlan, K., Mosley, I., Barger, B. and Bladin, C.. (2014). Are suspected stroke patients identified by paramedics transported to appropriate stroke centres in Victoria, Australia? Internal Medicine Journal. 44(5), pp. 515 - 518. https://doi.org/10.1111/imj.12382
AuthorsBray, J. E., Coughlan, K., Mosley, I., Barger, B. and Bladin, C.
Abstract

Emergency medical services (EMS) are vital to ensuring acute stroke patients are transported to thrombolysis and/or stroke unit centres. This 6‐month audit of Victorian EMS cases found the majority of suspected acute strokes are transported to appropriate stroke centres. However, there is still room for improvement, in particular, strategies to improve access to stroke services in some rural regions and to ensure patients/relatives are fully informed when requesting transport to a non‐stroke service hospital.

Keywordsacute stroke; emergency medical service; thrombolysis; stroke; stroke unit
Year2014
JournalInternal Medicine Journal
Journal citation44 (5), pp. 515 - 518
PublisherBlackwell Publishing
ISSN1444-0903
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/imj.12382
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84900022297
Page range515 - 518
Research GroupNursing Research Institute
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Place of publicationAustralia
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