Stroke Pathway - Waiting for the Ambulance
Having called the ambulance the following can be done:
- Check the blood sugar of the patient.
- Give O2 if sats <95% and no c/i.
- Keep NBM.
- Have a family member accompany the patient to assist with urgent consent issues.
- Complete referral letter paying particular attention to medications, recent trauma or surgery or any other bleeding risk which might be a c/i to thrombolysis. (for those with Medtech there is now an 'acute' eReferral that can be completed. These are picked up immediately at ED and allows patient notes to be accessed prior to their arrival. Send a paper copy too, with the paitent).
Asprin should NOT be given until a CT scan has excluded haemorrhage
Last updated : Friday, August 21, 2015
Next review date : Saturday, August 20,2016
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