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Developing a statewide protocol to ensure patients with suspected emergent large vessel occlusion are directly triaged in the field to a comprehensive stroke center: how we did it
  1. Mahesh V Jayaraman1,2,3,
  2. Arshad Iqbal4,
  3. Brian Silver2,
  4. Matthew S Siket5,
  5. Caryn Amedee2,
  6. Ryan A McTaggart1,
  7. Gino Paolucci5,
  8. Jason Rhodes6,
  9. John Potvin7,
  10. Megan Tucker8,
  11. Nicole Alexander-Scott6
  1. 1Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
  2. 2Department of Neurology, Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
  3. 3Department of Neurosurgery, Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
  4. 4Department of Neurology, Kent Hospital, Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
  5. 5Department of Emergency Medicine, Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
  6. 6Department of Health, State of Rhode Island, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
  7. 7East Providence Fire Department, East Providence, Rhode Island, USA
  8. 8American Heart Association, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr M V Jayaraman, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy Street, Room 377, Providence, RI 02903, USA; mjayaraman{at}lifespan.org

Abstract

We describe the process by which we developed a statewide field destination protocol to transport patients with suspected emergent large vessel occlusion to a comprehensive stroke center.

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