Summary Table – see pathway for more details
|Stroke symptoms < 4 hours from symptom onset||Treat as emergency – send for ED assessment via urgent ambulance (lights and sirens)||Potential Thrombolysis candidate|
|Stroke symptoms outside the ‘thrombolysis’ 4 hour window||Admit immediately to hospital via acute medical team||Early assessment, diagnosis and management will ensure the very best outcome for the patient. Will receive CT scan within 24 hours|
|Symptoms unclear but may warrant admission or assessment Hours 0800-1600||Contact the Stroke team on the ‘stroke mobile’ on 0277065064 to discuss (available to both WBOP and EBOP)|
|Symptoms unclear but may warrant admission or assessment Hours 1600-0800||Contact the acute medical registrar on call for advice|
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