J Acute Med 2021 Mar;11(1):12-17
National Taiwan University Hospital Stroke Center and Department of Neurology Taipei Taiwan.
To improve the clinical outcomes of patients with acute ischemic stroke, the public, pre-hospital care system, and hospitals should cooperate to achieve quick assessment and management for such patients and to start treatment as soon as possible. To reach the goal, the Consensus Group, including emergency physicians and neurologists in the Taiwan Society of Emergency Medicine and Taiwan Stroke Society, performed an updated review and discussion for the local guidelines. The guidelines consist of 12 parts, including public education program, evaluation and management in the emergency medical system, emergency medical system, assessment of stroke care capability of the hospital by independent parties, stroke team of the hospital, telemedicine, organization, and multifaceted integration, improvement of quality of care process of stroke system, initial clinical and imaging evaluations after arriving at the hospital, imaging evaluation for indications of intravenous thrombolysis, imaging evaluation for indications of endovascular thrombectomy, and other diagnostics. Read More