Stroke in the ED

Author: Katherine Henderson / Editor: Jonathon Birns / Reviewer: Thomas MacMahon, Nadarajah Prasanna / Code: / Published: 20/08/2021

Before commencing this session you should complete the Learning session:

After completing this session you will be able to:

  • Outline the epidemiology and pathophysiology of stroke
  • Explain the link between the physical presentation of stroke patients and the vascular territory affected
  • List examples of relevant assessment and scoring tools for stroke
  • Describe the appropriate investigation of acute stroke
  • List the therapeutic options in the treatment of acute stroke
  • Explain the balance of risk and benefit of thrombolytic therapy for stroke


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