Mark Hobson
Journal of Paramedic Practice, Vol. 10, Iss. 11, 02 Nov 2018, pp 494 - 495

Subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) carries a substantial burden of morbidity and mortality-therefore, the development of methods to rapidly detect SAH with high sensitivity is very important. Paramedics are frequently called to patients complaining of headache and the treatment for patients with clinically likely SAH is mostly straightforward for prehospital clinicians. However, a number of patients present with atypical symptoms and 12% of all SAHs are overlooked on initial assessment (Kowalski et al, 2004).

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