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Prehospital Triage of Stroke: Clinical Evaluation 

Prehospital Triage of Stroke: Clinical Evaluation
Prehospital Triage of Stroke: Clinical Evaluation

Vera Sharashidze

, Clara Barreira

, Diogo Hauseen

, and Raul G. Nogueira

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date: 01 December 2021

Proper identification of patients with acute ischemic stroke in the prehospital setting can be challenging. This chapter reviews the most commonly employed prehospital stroke screening tools. Such tools were initially designed to optimize the timely detection of strokes in the field by the emergency medical personnel. However, in conjunction with the recent advances in endovascular stroke therapy, new field screens have been developed with the goal of identifying patients with higher likelihood of emergent large vessel occlusion strokes. These new screens can assist the emergency medical personnel with patient triage to the most appropriate facility within a regional stroke system of care.

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