(Australian) Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management 2017 - Chapter 1 of 8: Pre-hospital care

Published by Stroke Foundation on Nov 8, 2019

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These Clinical Guidelines are a general guide to appropriate practice, to be followed subject to the clinician’s judgment and the patient’s preference in each individual case. The Clinical Guideline is designed to provide information to assist decision-making and are based on the best evidence available at the time of development. The Clinical Guidelines can be viewed at www.informme.org.au - Citation: Stroke Foundation. Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management 2017. Melbourne Australia. © No part of this publication can be reproduced by any process without permission from the Stroke Foundation. August 2017.

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Abstract

This is the first in a series of eight chapters that provide evidence-based recommendations for management of stroke and TIA in adults.

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PICOS

PICO 4.0

Population
Adults with suspected stroke
Intervention
Emergency medical dispatch - priority Level 1 (immediate ambulance dispatch)
Comparator
Emergency medical dispatch - standard priority (Level 2 - within 30 minutes)
Outcomes

PICO 4.0

Population
Adults with suspected stroke
Intervention
Pre-hospital thrombolysis
Comparator
Usual care
Outcomes

PICO 4.0

Population
Adults with suspected stroke
Intervention
Prehospital neuroprotection (rPerC)
Comparator
Usual care
Outcomes

PICO 4.0

Population
Adults with suspected stroke
Intervention
Neuroprotection (IV magnesium sulfate)
Comparator
Placebo
Outcomes

PICO 4.0

Population
Adults with suspected stroke
Intervention
Mobile stroke unit (MSU)
Comparator
Conventional care
Outcomes

PICO 4.0

Population
Adults with suspected stroke
Intervention
Pre-hospital notification system
Comparator
Conventional care
Outcomes