Acute Stroke Activation

EHC has now gone live as a thrombectomy center. Below summarizes the workflow for patients with evidence of large vessel occlusion (LVO) who are potential candidates for emergent thrombectomy vs. patients with non-LVO stroke. Stroke and LVO alerts should be activated at the time of EMS pre-notification via the STAT page operator at 4-1911.

Acute Stroke Workflow

Below is a summary of the stroke cardinal sign and LAMS + speech scale, aka SLAMS scale. SLAMS ≥ 4 is concerning for potential LVO stroke.

Stroke SLAMS and cardinal sign nursing practice alert