Prehospital Triage of Acute Stroke Patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mayank Goyal, Mayank Goyal, Johanna M. Ospel, Johanna M. Ospel, Andrew M. Southerland, Charles Wira, Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, Justin F. Fraser, Peter Panagos

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Abstract

Abstract: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has broad implications on stroke patient triage. Emergency medical services providers have to ensure timely transfer of patients while minimizing the risk of infectious exposure for themselves, their co-workers, and other patients. This statement paper provides a conceptual framework for acute stroke patient triage and transfer during the COVID-19 pandemic and similar healthcare emergencies in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2263-2267
Number of pages5
JournalStroke
Volume51
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2020

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Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • emergencies
  • pandemics
  • stroke
  • triage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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