6 key changes in new stroke guidelines
Australia has new clinical guidelines for stroke management, based on a two-year review process including 109,620 studies.
The final guidelines encompass 250 recommendations for stroke treatment and care across the healthcare continuum.
Here are the six key changes from previous guidelines.
- GP reception staff to be educated in the FAST* signs of stroke.
- It is no longer recommended to get patients up and moving within 24 hours of stroke onset; however, all stroke patients should be moving within 48 hours.
- All acute stroke