(Australian) Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management 2017 - Chapter 1 of 8: Pre-hospital care

Main Editor Stroke Foundation
Language en
Last Update Nov 8, 2019
Published Date Nov 8, 2019
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These Clinical Guidelines are a general guide to appropriate practice, to be followed subject to the clinician’s judgment and the patient’s preference in each individual case. The Clinical Guideline is designed to provide information to assist decision-making and are based on the best evidence available at the time of development. The Clinical Guidelines can be viewed at www.informme.org.au - Citation: Stroke Foundation. Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management 2017. Melbourne Australia. © No part of this publication can be reproduced by any process without permission from the Stroke Foundation. August 2017.

Sponsors The Stroke Foundation gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance provided by the Australian Government Department of Health. The development of the final recommendations has not been influenced by the views or interests of the funding body.
Abstract

This is the first in a series of eight chapters that provide evidence-based recommendations for management of stroke and TIA in adults.

PICOS
PICO 4.0
P: Adults with suspected stroke
I: Emergency medical dispatch - priority Level 1 (immediate ambulance dispatch)
C: Emergency medical dispatch - standard priority (Level 2 - within 30 minutes)
O:

PICO 4.0
P: Adults with suspected stroke
I: Pre-hospital thrombolysis
C: Usual care
O:

PICO 4.0
P: Adults with suspected stroke
I: Prehospital neuroprotection (rPerC)
C: Usual care
O:

PICO 4.0
P: Adults with suspected stroke
I: Neuroprotection (IV magnesium sulfate)
C: Placebo
O:

PICO 4.0
P: Adults with suspected stroke
I: Mobile stroke unit (MSU)
C: Conventional care
O:

PICO 4.0
P: Adults with suspected stroke
I: Pre-hospital notification system
C: Conventional care
O: