Julia Williams
Journal of Paramedic Practice, Vol. 7, Iss. 5, 01 May 2015, pp 256

Effective pre-hospital recognition and management of stroke is an important component of the acute stroke care pathway. The practice of placing a priority (pre-alert) call to hospitals to notify receiving staff that a stroke patient is in transit enables specialist care to be available immediately on the patient's arrival in an attempt to improve timeliness of subsequent treatment.

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