Stroke – BE FAST

As we know “TIME is BRAIN” so early recognition of stroke is vital so BE FAST!

 

Triage

  • Patients with sudden (<24 hr) neurological symptoms of stroke using BE FAST test
  • Category 2

CRH

  • Stroke team on site 24/7 – Call to attend ED

HRI

  • IN Hours (08:00-17:00)
    •  Assessment of patient ie pulse, BP and GCS by A/E staff nurse 
    • Referral to stroke Nurse on phone (CRH 3432) 
    • Transfer to Stroke assessment bed (SAB) at CRH  – Request for YAS category IFAT 3, urgent non-blue light 
    • Assessment by Stroke Nurse & Stroke Physician on SAB including CT head 
    • Admit to ASU or follow the SAB pathway in A/E. 
  • Out of Hours (17:00-08:00)
    •  Assessment of patient ie pulse, BP and GCS by A/E staff nurse 
    • Transfer to CRH A/E –Request for YAS category IFAT 3, urgent non-blue light 
    • Joint assessment by A/E medic and Stroke Nurse with CT head, discuss with Stroke Physician on call, if in doubt. 
    • Admit to ASU or refer patient to medical team on call at CRH 

 

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