Endovascular Clot Retrieval Pathway for Acute Ischaemic Stroke: Outcomes After-Hours in an Australian Metropolitan ED

Grant ID: EMEG-003R36-2021

Project Summary

Stroke is a leading cause of death and one of the most common causes of disability in Australia. For ischaemic strokes occurring secondary to a large vessel occlusion (LVO), mechanical thrombectomy is an effective intervention, with the outcome largely dependent on time to thrombectomy.

This study will analyse the assessment, management, and clinical outcomes of patients presenting to the ED with acute stroke, with a particular focus of those undergoing mechanical thrombectomy. Researchers aim to determine variability of workflow and decision-making processes that may occur after-hours. Based on current literature, variability may have a corresponding deleterious effect on patient outcomes.

By reviewing workflow processes and identifying relevant time barriers in a Queensland Comprehensive Stroke Centre, researchers aim to inform the future design and implementation of “Code Stroke” clinical pathways in Queensland.


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Amount Awarded
$10,000


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Grant Scheme


Status
Active


Principal Investigator:
Dr Peter Del Mar


Co Investigators:
Dr Julian Williams
Dr Nicole Sng
A/Prof Jaimi Greenslade
Dr Katie Barrett


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