Comparison of prehospital stroke care at private homes and residential care settings

This study aimed to describe the ambulance care of adults with suspected stroke according to residential status of any type of care home versus a private address (i.e. patients living in their own...

Neurological assessment with FAST to better detect posterior circulation stroke

The aim of this literature search is to evaluate how the additional neurological assessment could be used alongside the validated FAST tool within the prehospital setting for better paramedic...

Effectiveness of e-learning to develop the ability to recognise and manage stroke

The study aimed to assess the effectiveness of e-learning to develop ambulance staff in the management of acute stroke and stroke mimics..

Development of V-FAST: a vision screening tool for ambulance staff

A prospective, cross-sectional comparative study was undertaken in two geographically separate ambulance services in the NWAS. Members of this ambulance service had completed the online education...

Effect of blood pressure on stroke severity and outcomes in acute cases

To produce the evidence required for discussion of the research question, a literature search was carried out. CINAHL Complete and MEDLINE Complete were searched, using the terms in Table 1. The...

Advanced prehospital stroke triage in the era of mechanical thrombectomy

Representing a significantly different vision for prehospital LVO stroke identification, two research articles were published in mid-2018 that present a paradigm shift in the assessment of these...

Care pathways for low-risk transient ischaemic attack

‘a transient episode of neurologic dysfunction caused by focal brain, spinal cord or retinal ischemia without acute infarction’ (Easton et al, 2009) .

Potential use of amiodarone to treat new-onset AF in the pre-hospital setting

AF is frequently associated with structural abnormalities in the heart or cardiac disease, or may result from damage to the heart tissue itself, from thoracic surgery or coronary artery bypass grafts...

Acute stroke management: an online course

Between February 2006 and July 2009, 1446 emergency health professionals completed the RESPONSE course, 570 (39%) completed the course evaluation and these are the results that will now be presented..

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