This prompt card provides a quick reference of the Acute Stroke Protocol contained in the Basic Life Support Patient Care Standards (BLS PCS). Please refer to the BLS PCS for the full protocol.
Redirect or transport to the closest Designated Stroke Centre* will be considered for patients who meet ALL of the following:
*A Designated Stroke Center is a Regional Stroke Centre, District Stroke Centre or a Telestroke Centre regardless of EVT capability.
ANY of the following exclude a patient from being transported under the Acute Stroke Protocol:
**Patients whose symptoms improve significantly or resolve during transport will continue to be transported to a Designated Stroke Centre.
*** If symptoms persist after correction of blood glucose level, the patient is not contraindicated.
CACC/ACS will authorize the transport once notified of the patient’s need for redirect or transport under the Acute Stroke Protocol.